For many of us, lathering up at night is a relaxing way to prime the body for sleep, especially during the remaining days of summer. A nighttime wash will ensure you’re slipping into your bed super clean, which is important when the weather tops 80 degrees.The Night Pillow
co-founder Kalle Simpson notes, “Your body temperature has to drop two to three degrees in order for you to fall asleep and hit your most restful sleep stages.” She adds that hot baths can help facilitate this because body temperature drops in order to counteract the impact of being submerged in a hot environment.
“The body is unable to regulate back to room temperature environment as quickly as you can remove yourself from the bath—which means your body temperature will be lower following a hot bath,” she explains. “This is the perfect state to then enter bed.”
The warm water can also ease tightness and sore muscles, thereby allowing you to enter a superior state of physical and emotional relaxation. This is all critical for quality sleep. Here, we reveal the most snooze-inducing bath salts, body washes, and soaps for nighttime soakers.