For the past year or so I've switched between taking cold and hot showers, now I'm starting to take cold showers only. Does anyone else do this? I've decided to start doing it because hot showers make me extremely sleepy. Cold showers also have health benefits, I'll list some off here. Brings blood to the capillaries, therefore increasing circulation throughout the body. Cleans the circulatory system. Reduces blood pressure on internal organs. Provides flushing for the organs and provides a new supply of blood. Strengthens the parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous systems. Contracts the muscles to eliminate toxins and poisonous wastes. Strengthens the mucous membranes, which help resist hay fever, allergies, colds, coughs.Some have also said that it helps with anxiety and depression. If I notice any change for me with that, I'll be sure to post about it. If you do decide to take cold showers, I'll say some things you will notice during the shower. When you first step in, it's a shock to your body but don't freak out, just stay under the water, breathe, and your body will begin to adjust. The most sensitive spots for me seem to be my chest, and head. I'm beginning to love cold showers and maybe this post will make some of you consider taking them. If not, enjoy your hot showers!