Why You Should Take a Bath Before Bed

Achieving a relaxed state of mind and body is the goal when looking to fall into a deep, sound sleep. A warm bath can help to achieve this. At night before bed, a warm bath will raise your body temperature, making you more relaxed and ready to hit the hay.

Once you leave the tub, your body temperature will drop, signalling to your body that it’s time to sleep. At this point, your heart rate, breathing, and digestion will be slowed, leaving you in a calm, almost drowsy state.

Warm baths are also responsible for dilating the blood vessels, allowing more blood and oxygen to flow into tight and tense muscles in the body. A release in muscle tension triggers our feelings of wanting to wind down and sleep.

Bath time is relaxing but it can also be fun—bubbles, bath bombs, and all! Here are a few ways you can make bath time even more enjoyable.

Tips for the Ultimate Bath

1.  Lavender

Lavender, one of the most essential oils in the world, has always been known as an excellent ingredient for relaxation and stress relief. Add lavender oil directly to your bath, and be sure to disperse the oil throughout the water. Lavender-infused epsom salts are perfect for this.

Lavender Balancing Bath Salt Soak, saje.com

Lavender Balancing Bath Salt Soak, saje.com

2.  Bath Bombs

Throw these bad boys into the tub and watch them explode, transforming your bathwater into a colourful oasis. We recommend The Comforter from Canadian bath and body brand Lush. Pop this in the bath, then cozy up with the Endy Duvet. There’s no better way to fall asleep.

The Comforter Bath Bomb, lush.com

The Comforter Bath Bomb, lush.com

3.  Bubbles

Bubble bars are the way to go when you're looking for a tub full of fun and luxury. For Hollywood worthy bubbles, add more than one bar.


4.  Candles

Turn the lights down and light some candles. Candles add to the experience, providing ambience to the room and heavenly scents. While we love every scent from Canadian candle maker Vancouver Candle Co., we’re partial to the their Queen West candle — the location of our first office in downtown Toronto. The fact that it smells like lavender is another bonus.

Queen West Candle, vancouvercandleco.com

Queen West Candle, vancouvercandleco.com