Before we all sleep, we want to be relaxed so that the moment we touch the pillow our eyes close and we instantly fall asleep, but what really happens is that we are usually stressed or remarkably busy and do not take a break before bed, we simply conclude some activity and directly to bed.
Liliana Amaro –Children’s Sleep Coach has many recommendations before going to bed and among the main ones is “taking a bath before bed” and in the following paragraphs we will focus on why this suggestion.
As adults and parents, we are always on the move, on the street surrounded by people and exposed to the outside so when night comes it is Ideal to refresh and clean ourselves and even more so in this time of Pandemic.
Taking a bath will make us take a break and have a transition between any activity and going to sleep. The bath can help us relax and the hot shower water dulls the external senses and directs attention to internal thoughts. And this state of consciousness promotes creative thinking.” And it gives us a sense of relaxation, we can use this precious moment to think about everything and conclude the thoughts of the day. When we go to bed clean, smelling clean we feel better and ready to relax.
It is important to mention that the water temperature will be equivalent to the climate where we are. And if you have a chance to take a tub bath that is better and much more relaxing.
In Adolescents the bath before going to sleep also promotes a conclusion to the activities of the day, can be that moment of detachment from technology, and continues with the good habit of hygiene.
For the little ones Liliana Amaro recommends bathing before going to sleep as part of the night routine. If the baby is extremely active it is likely that the bath relaxes the baby and makes this process easy. This process must be an effective process with the aim of calming and relaxing the baby. When bathing an overtired baby while crying it is likely that the bath is an activity without success. We want the bath time to be a pleasant moment for all to enjoy and relax.