My secret is out. Care to join me in the shower?

Like legions of people, I always took my shower in the morning, Honestly, for me, it wasn't my wake up call, it was just a habit.

Then a few years ago I broke my leg. At that point in time I was getting up at 3 a.m. to get to work, so getting up even earlier than that to cover up the cast and take a shower was out of the question. So I started taking my shower at night. I found that it helped me sleep better, plus I could get up at 4 a.m., which at the time felt like heaven.

Looks like I was on to something! In a story covered by, new research by sleep experts is pointing to taking a shower at night to help you get to sleep and stay asleep.

Dr. Dianne Augelli of the the Center for Sleep Medicine at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center told the main trick is not too start too late, or you'll throw off your body's circadian rhythm.

You don’t want to heat yourself up right before bed

Doctors say the perfect time to take a night shower is about an hour and a half before you hit the sheets. I'm so proud of myself, because that's exactly what I've been doing for years now and it's working. Hey, wait a minute, have these doc's been peaking in on me? That's a creepy thought. Eek, now I have to go shower!

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