While many so-called mature adults opt for showers — a good soak might be better for you.
Just ask researchers at the University of Texas, who say taking a warm, well-timed bath before bedtime improves sleep in those with nighttime troubles.
Published in the journal Sleep Medicine Reviews, the multi-study review analyzed over 5,000 research projects that linked water-based activity with sleep quality.
Their results showed the baths were most effective when taken approximately 90 minutes before going to bed and water temperatures between 104 and 109 degrees Fahrenheit were optimal for improving shuteye. This, they say, increased the rate and speed of falling asleep, known as sleep onset latency, by a much as 10 minutes.