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Challenger’s Journey – Day 55


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? Welcome to Day 55 of the Challenger’s Journey!

Each day for 8 weeks we’re going to help you think, eat, move, or sleep better.

  • ? Each week we will be focusing on 1 of the 4 pillars at a time.
  • ? Each day we will challenge you to take action with a daily mission that you need to complete.

Here’s a quick snapshot of what Week 8 looks like:


Today’s ? Mission:

This is what you need to do in order to successfully complete today’s challenge mission.

  • ✅ Take a bath or shower before bed tonight.
  • ? [OPTIONAL] Share with us whether bathing or showering at night is part of your usual routine in the Sleekgeek Facebook Group.
  • ? Complete the form at the bottom of the page when done.

⚠️ Click here if you need a reminder about how this challenge works and what the rules are.


More ? Info:

While not everyone likes to shower or bathe at night, it can be a great way to improve your sleep in several different ways.

First of all, feeling clean feels great!

Even if you don’t feel dirty, there’s almost always a noticeable difference between feeling normal and feeling squeaky clean.

Especially if you’re also just put on clean PJs and fresh linen.

Next, taking a shower or a bath is a great way to let your mind relax and wander a bit.

Ever notice how you do some of your best thinking while in the shower or recall old memories while in the bath?

This is often because we’re not being hyperstimulated by all of the busy goings on in our lives. Our mind can relax a bit and get a bit of headspace. This can be a great way to get you out of “work mode” and into a more creative and relaxed mode.
More importantly, both warm and cold water can do some incredible things to help improve sleep.

Warm water before bed can help relax your muscles and get them to let go of the tension that you’ve built up throughout your stressful day, which is key for falling asleep. If you’re having a bath, you can throw in some magnesium-based epsom salts to help improve your sleep.

Recent research has shown (confirmed) that having a warm shower or bath 1-2 hours before going to sleep can significantly improve your sleep by helping your body better regulate its temperature in preparation for sleep.

Cold water, on the other hand, is great for stimulating a strong parasympathetic nervous system response (once the initial shock has passed).

The parasympathetic nervous system, also known as the “rest and digest” or “feed and breed” nervous system promotes calming of the nerves and helps the body return to regular relaxed function – things that we want more of when going to bed.

This acts the opposite to our sympathetic nervous system, also known as the “fight or flight” nervous system that promotes things like energy generation, blood flow, heart rate, and muscular tension – things that we want less of when going to bed.

If you want to experiment with a cold shower, it can simply be a short 10-20 second cold shower on it’s own or even after a longer warm and relaxing shower. It won’t undo all of the muscle relaxation that the warm shower did as it will help stimulate the more relaxing parasympathetic nervous system and also help bring your body temperature down again so that it’s easier to fall asleep.


Today’s ? Mission:

This is what you need to do in order to successfully complete today’s challenge mission.

  • ✅ Take a bath or shower before bed tonight.
  • ? [OPTIONAL] Share with us whether bathing or showering at night is part of your usual routine in the Sleekgeek Facebook Group.
  • ? Complete the form at the bottom of the page when done.

⚠️ Click here if you need a reminder about how this challenge works and what the rules are.


Mission Accomplished?


Fill in the form below once you’re done so that we can keep track of your progress.

We’ll be awarding spot prizes to deserving challengers as they progress along the Challenger’s Journey.

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