It may seem like a good idea to take a soothing cold shower on a hot summer day, but if you are trying to relax and unwind after an exhausting day, you might want to rethink your shower. Studies show that the reason your body feels warmer at night is because heat escapes from your body while you sleep. However, if you take a hot shower before bed it can help relieve the stress and anxiety you've built up throughout the day, and help slow the rate your body loses heat, making the transition into sleep a little easier. Here are even more ways a hot shower will be beneficial to you...

1. Migraine relaxer.

One of the major factors linked to insomnia, and sleep deprivation are throbbing headaches caused by persistent migraines. There are many possible causes ranging from genetics to the tightening of nerve cells that could be responsible for your pulsating pain. If you need quick relief you could try taking a hot shower, or simply running hot water over your head for 30 seconds should be enough to relieve your muscle and nerve pain.

2. Clear your lungs.

Accumulation of mucus, and clogged nasal passages are other symptoms that lead to tossing and turning during the night, but a hot shower could be the remedy you needing for more fulfilling sleep. The steam that fills up your bathroom as you take a shower helps to clear the mucus out of your lungs, and drain it through your nose. This relief will additionally reduce your chances of waking up due to a violent cough.

3. Eliminate allergies.

Spring time means that there are abundant amounts of flowers, pollen, and other allergens that are almost certain to give you the sniffles, which could cause a few problems when you're trying to go to sleep at night. These allergens can latch onto your skin, clothes, and can even be inhaled, making them incredibly hard to avoid. So it's important shower in order to wash off any that may have accumulated on your body during the day, along with changing into clean, fresh clothes.