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Experts have found the perfect time to have a bath to secure a super sleep

Evoke.ie logo Evoke.ie 21/7/2019 Keeva Tyrrell
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When it comes to sleep, we’re willing to try anything to make sure we are getting the best shut-eye possible.

A new study suggests one trick to securing a brilliant night of sleep is having a hot bath or shower before bed.

Yes, you heard it right, getting a great night of sleep can be as easy as having a long hot soak in the tub around ninety minutes before you go to bed.

But what’s the science behind this fabulous finding?

The survey was conducted by biomedical engineers at the University of Texas at Austin in the United States. 

The researchers analysed 5,322 studies related to sleep and ‘water-based passive body heating’, which is basically what happens to our bodies when we bath or shower in warm water.

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The team found that taking a bath within one to two hours before going asleep in water of about 104-109 degrees Fahrenheit can improve your sleep. 

They also found that it can improve the speed at which you fall asleep by an average of 10 minutes.

According to Science Daily, the study suggests: ‘If baths are taken at the right biological time – 1-2 hours before bedtime – they will aid the natural circadian (24-hour sleep-wake cycle) process and increase one’s chances of not only falling asleep quickly but also of experiencing better quality sleep.’

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Looks like there is going to be a fight for who gets to use the bathroom at 9pm tonight. 

If you fancy being very indulgent and treating yourself to Prosecco bath bombs in your bath, click here.

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