Monday, May 18, 2015

Why I Shower At Night

A lot of people wonder, and have asked me, why I shower at night. Most adults I know prefer to shower in the morning. It's part of their morning routine. It helps them wake up in the morning. Showering in the morning helps them to feel ready for the day ahead.

why I shower at night

I choose to shower at night. I've been doing it most of my life. There were a few years here and there when I showered in the morning. There were even a few years, mostly in college, I showered in the morning and again at night.


Upon researching this topic, I found many reasons why people choose to shower either at night or in the morning, or both. Some of them made since (like wanting to get in clean sheets with a clean body), and some were just ridiculous (like showering at night causes you to be funky all day). I have to say, some of them were extremely amusing to read.

why I shower at night


Here are my reasons I shower at night:


  1. I am a dancer, dance instructor and choreographer. I am in dance apparel all day, sweating and moving around constantly. I teach ballet, modern, jazz, tap and repertory. During some of my classes, I do floor work. The floor is dirty from people walking on it. At the end of the day, I am sweaty, dirty and icky. I want a shower.
  2. I love the idea of crawling into nice, clean sheets with a nice, clean body. Just the thought of getting into bed without showering makes my skin crawl, and I have trouble sleeping.
  3. It helps me relax. Taking a warm shower (sometimes a bath) at night helps ease aching muscles, and relaxes me for sleep.
  4. I have allergies. Showering at night washes away all the pollen I've collected during the day. By doing this, I am able to breathe better at night, and, therefore, sleep better.
  5. It saves me time in the morning. When I shower at night, I am able to sleep a little longer (when my daughter doesn't wake up too early) and take my time in the morning. I can get up, get dressed (in the clothes I picked out the night before), have a relaxing cup of coffee and eat a good breakfast.
  6. I feel better rested. Since showering/bathing at night helps relax me, I sleep better at night, and feel more rested in the morning.
  7. I'm better able to tackle my day. Because I'm better rested, and not rushed, I feel better prepared to tackle all the things I have on my "to do" list.
why I shower at night


So, there you have it. My reasons I shower at night. I'm not saying one is better than the other. In fact, I think you should do what makes you feel good, and prepared for the day. I just wanted to share why I shower at night.


Do you shower at night, or in the morning? Why?