Why does a hot shower stimulate thinking?

Discussion in 'Biology & Genetics' started by halo07guy, Dec 8, 2007.

  1. halo07guy Registered Senior Member

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    I've always wondred about this. For some reason, people think better in the shower. Why is that? I'm assuming its increased blood flow to the brain.
     
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  3. greenberg until the end of the world Registered Senior Member

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    It's probably the only time many people wind down enough to concentrate a bit.
     
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  5. mercaptan Das Feuer liebt mich Registered Senior Member

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    Haha, it really does doesn't it? I love hot showers, partly because of the increased thinking. It's great!
     
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  7. leopold Valued Senior Member

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    not entirely true. a person has ideas when they are engaged in "automatic" activity. a runner, while in a state of mind called "runners high", will eperience an increase of ideas. a driver on the interstate will also experience the same thing. this state of mind can be determined by the brainwaves called theta.
    http://www.bethcoleman.net/theta.html
     
  8. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    Hot showers relax me. Its like it erases every thought and calms me down. If I can't sleep, I take a hot shower and go back to bed.
     
  9. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    I never had that happen to me. Whenever I shower I take only 5 minutes or

    less and only turn the water on to get wet then to remove the soap and

    shampoo. Not much time for me to think very much in there.
     
  10. tablariddim forexU2 Valued Senior Member

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    Whenever I take a hot shower, all I think about is, 'shit, that's too hot'
     
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  12. draqon Banned Banned

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    hot shower...is temperature increase of outside scalp and massage...induces easier blood flow
     
  13. sly1 Heartless Registered Senior Member

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    try plugging your ears or removing the auditory sense in your shower. See if anything changes.....(less stimulation)
     
  14. I-Am-Invisible sick of it all. Registered Senior Member

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    I think hot showers are relaxing but i don't percieve them stimulating, but mayby thats because when I take a shower its 6 a.m. and I'm totally overtired and I nearly fall asleep while standing in the shower...
     
  15. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    Yep, do you do that swaying thing while trying to stay awake?
     
  16. I-Am-Invisible sick of it all. Registered Senior Member

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    sometimes xD
     
  17. Hercules Rockefeller Beatings will continue until morale improves. Moderator

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    And the evidence for this is......? :bugeye:
     
  18. sly1 Heartless Registered Senior Member

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    well simple really.......get in the shower (if you take them) does it make you "think better" or not? Why do you need outside verification for something so simple lol
     
  19. madanthonywayne Morning in America Staff Member

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    Huh. Hot showers wake me up. I never feel like I'm really avwake until I've taken a shower.

    What you're describing is a bath.
     
  20. Idle Mind What the hell, man? Valued Senior Member

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    Because he's a scientist, and anecdotal evidence and speculation are not science.
     
  21. Carcano Valued Senior Member

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    Hot water is one of the best therapies known to mankind.
     
  22. sly1 Heartless Registered Senior Member

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    How is his own personal real experince speculation?........
     
  23. Hercules Rockefeller Beatings will continue until morale improves. Moderator

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    :bugeye:

    The OP contained a factual statement:

    I dispute this as a fact. I asked for supporting evidence for this supposed "fact".

    What part of this train of logic are you not able to understand?

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