Warm Baths Can Send You Off To Sound Slumbers

Here’s a win-win for all those bath lovers who struggle with poor sleep: New research suggests a soak in the tub before bedtime may shorten the time it takes to fall asleep.

A well-timed warm bath, or even a warm shower, also appears to prolong how long someone stays asleep, investigators found. And indications are that overall sleep quality improves as well.

Why? In large part, it has to do with lowering a person’s body temperature.

Body temperature “starts to naturally decline as part of its natural [24-hour] cycle about one to