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#1 Edited by lead_dispencer (39 posts) -

First off, Im leaving this as a discussion because polls are stupid and used only by sinister men who wrestle in jumpsuits.

I have developed a habit where I shower before going to bed. I feel like its a great way to subconsciously transition myself to relax mode after a day of work (or heavy video gaming). It relaxes me and since I live in Arizona, its nice to have wet hair. It keeps me cool. Sometime though I decide to shower after I wake up the next morning because it will wake me up and rejuvenate me and it gets my day going almost better than the average cup of coffee.

So Duders and Dudettes, what are your thoughts? Is one better than the other? Or do both? or is hygiene only reserved for the high class folk?

#2 Posted by SunBroZak (1116 posts) -

I alternate. Though I'm more likely to just have a bath if it's late at night. The morning rush doesn't really allow for baths.

#3 Posted by Zeik (2438 posts) -

I prefer to take one late afternoon usually. I don't like taking one before bed, as that usually means my hair is an unruly mess when I wake up, and I'm usually too preoccupied with other stuff in the morning. The late afternoon is a good way to relieve the stress of the day but still have time to be awake.

#4 Posted by stryker1121 (1442 posts) -

Always have showered at night, largely for the 'sleep mode' transitional reason you state. Also my apartment gets very warm in the summer (stupid western exposure) and showering before bed cools me off. In the morning I wash my face.

#5 Posted by TheHBK (5485 posts) -

I shower before bed too. Gotta feel clean before hopping into bed and going to sleep.

#6 Posted by warpr (83 posts) -

The purpose of showering is to not be sweaty and stinky around other people, so I shower about 15 minutes before I leave the house -- whatever time of day that may be.

#7 Posted by DaddyCabinet (201 posts) -

Definitely at night. I work outside so going out in the winter with wet hair probably isn't a great idea. Also I am often filthy from work and shower as soon as I get home. It seems kinda dumb to shower again in the morning.

#8 Posted by SgtSphynx (1389 posts) -

For a long time I showered when I woke up, it was a great help in actually waking up that I never had an issue with it. Then I got a job working on cars and was completely filthy when I got home, so I started taking showers once I got home from work and stopped taking them when I woke up. Now it depends on the day since I no longer work that job.

#9 Posted by Briggs713 (217 posts) -

Always in the morning to wake up and feel clean. Sometimes another shower at night if I feel gross.

#10 Posted by BabyChooChoo (4513 posts) -

Depends. If it's during fall/winter where it's most likely cold at night and I won't sweat, I'll shower at night. If it's during the summer where I usually wake up sweating like I just got done working out, I'll shower in the morning.

#11 Posted by SethPhotopoulos (5262 posts) -

Shower in the morning to wake me up.

#12 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

Doesn't everybody shower before and after bed? At the same time?

#13 Posted by Itwongo (1198 posts) -

Whenever it's convenient, honestly. I try to do it at night so I have more time in the morning before school, work, etc.

#14 Posted by DaddyCabinet (201 posts) -

Doesn't everybody shower before and after bed? At the same time?

I will now!

#15 Posted by development (2333 posts) -

I thought this was gonna be about either masturbating or pooping.

I shower after I wake up because all rational people recognize how sweaty and greasy humans get during the night. Also I fart a lot in my sleep. Probably turn my boxers a good 10% more brown by morning. Hell yeah I wanna shower after that. Plus, I'm a half-Italian breed who gets greasy in about 6 hours, so I'd rather shower before starting my day to prolong the non-greasy phase as much as possible. All signs point to showering post-sleep being the sensible choice.

#16 Posted by SomberOwl (672 posts) -

I can't imagine going a whole day before showing. So I shower in the morning so I'm clean for the day.

#17 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -
#18 Posted by Zeik (2438 posts) -

@warpr said:

The purpose of showering is to not be sweaty and stinky around other people, so I shower about 15 minutes before I leave the house -- whatever time of day that may be.

Showering won't stop that. It's not an antiperspirant.

#19 Posted by HatKing (5950 posts) -

I thought this was gonna be about either masturbating or pooping.

If you're like me, and do those in the shower, then it kind of is!

#20 Posted by Blue_Cube (166 posts) -

Mostly I shower before I go to bed because it's a nice way to clear your head and relax + I don't want to go to bed feeling dirty or maybe smelling a little ripe. When it's really warm during the night I tend to shower both before bed and after waking up.

#21 Posted by johncallahan (566 posts) -

Morning always morning.

#22 Posted by afabs515 (1080 posts) -

Morning. Otherwise, my hair gets super greasy. I'm Italian, so I guess it's to be expected, but I have to shower in the morning.

#23 Posted by Ramone (2966 posts) -

Always in the morning, but sometimes both.

#24 Posted by Sergio (2126 posts) -

@hatking said:

@development said:

I thought this was gonna be about either masturbating or pooping.

If you're like me, and do those in the shower, then it kind of is!

Stop pooping in the shower.

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#25 Posted by teaoverlord (203 posts) -

In the morning. Why would you shower just so you could spend 8 hours getting smelly again before you leave the house?

#26 Posted by Lausebub (230 posts) -

In the evening, but I usually shower more often in summer. But I never shower in the morning. I'd rather sleep an extra 20 minutes instead.

#27 Posted by Sanity (1907 posts) -

I always shower after i wake up because especially in the summer i sweat like crazy while i sleep, but i get a shower in the evenings too if im dirty from work or im going out somewhere,

#28 Posted by pyromagnestir (4324 posts) -

A shower after waking up takes away some of the suck from the horrible tragedy that is waking up.

#29 Posted by Jesus_Phish (799 posts) -

Just sleep in the shower. Simples.

#30 Posted by Dalerax (55 posts) -

I shower in the evening after coming home from work and working out. I'm sweaty from working out and still dirty from my job that has me working with heavy machinery in a warehouse. It only makes sense to do it then. Typically I'm just winding down and sleeping between then and the morning, so I don't feel too dirty when I'm getting ready for work the next day. If I did for whatever reason, I'd shower again.

#31 Posted by Victorboris1 (27 posts) -

@lead_dispencer: Real men don't shower, the natural musk of an alpha male is considered to be aphrodisiac by a vast majority of the female population.

@jesus_phish: Hmmm, yes yes yes.... I like where you're going with that.

#32 Posted by Snail (8606 posts) -

Your aggressive aversion to visual statistics is revealing of deeper issues in your personality, and duder is a genderless word.

Typically morning, I like to feel clean during the day.

#33 Posted by Strife777 (1580 posts) -

Definitely after waking up, because I sweat more than I care to admit while I sleep. Also wakes you up a bit.

I might shower in the evening too if the day was particularly...dirty? Know wut I'm saying?

#34 Posted by Reisz (1497 posts) -

Both?

Both.

#35 Posted by yoshisaur (2723 posts) -

I take before bed and after waking up. I take one before bed because it cleans all the dirty off me throughout the day. Your skin gets a lot oilier than you think. I then take one after waking up because it refreshes me, and its just part of my ritual. I remember the horrible days in high school when I didn't get a shower after waking up.

#36 Posted by Humanity (9257 posts) -

Well technically there is nothing stupider than going in your nice clean bed without having taken a shower, and then grinding all that sweat, dirt and grime into your pillow and sheets over the course of the night.

But to each their own. I used to shower in the morning because my living situation didn't permit me to take them at night and the one perk is that it wakes you up in the morning.

#37 Posted by JJOR64 (18992 posts) -

I used to do it before bed, but now I do it when I wake up.

@humanity said:

Well technically there is nothing stupider than going in your nice clean bed without having taken a shower, and then grinding all that sweat, dirt and grime into your pillow and sheets over the course of the night.

When you really think about it, it is kinda gross. I at least wash my face before heading to bed.

#38 Posted by mjk0104 (205 posts) -

My bed's probably filthy anyway, though it can be useful to relax. I usually go when I wake up, mainly to assist the actual process of waking up at 5:30, which doesn't really come naturally.

#39 Posted by RelentlessRolento (2 posts) -

Morning.

I don't drink coffee, so this is my "get me up". Hard to start a day without it.

#40 Posted by Humanity (9257 posts) -

@jjor64: I am sometimes tempted to not shower before bed when I come home from a night out and I've been drinking, it's 4am and I just want to sleep - but I've managed to keep a clean record and drag myself under that shower every time.

#41 Posted by GorillaMoPena (2137 posts) -

Either way I can never wash away the shame

#42 Edited by Turtlebird95 (2389 posts) -

Evenings, mostly. I don't sweat much (if at all) during sleep so I'm pretty fresh when I wake up. Then in the morning I just wash my face and hair, slap on some Old Spice and I'm good to go.

Also, I'm going to use this thread as a reference for my friend who seems to believe it is weird and wrong to shower at night.

#43 Posted by Osaladin (2519 posts) -

I go to the gym in the mornings after I wake up, so a shower is necessary before I go to work. Even if I didn't work out though, I'd still shower when I wake up. Gotta be clean for work. If I do any activities that get me dirty throughout the day, I'll shower before bed.

#44 Posted by Random45 (1209 posts) -

Before bed, because for some reason I'm always so much more tired after I do that than if I don't.

#45 Posted by Marz (5653 posts) -

hmm, both? before work and after work.

#46 Posted by oldenglishC (957 posts) -

Both, always followed with generous amount of gold bond spray powder.

I don't know you one shower a day heathens live with your stink.

#47 Posted by Irvandus (2879 posts) -

I shower every morning so I smell good. If I do something involving lots of sweat I'll wash up a little.

#48 Posted by Vinny_Says (5709 posts) -

@humanity said:

Well technically there is nothing stupider than going in your nice clean bed without having taken a shower, and then grinding all that sweat, dirt and grime into your pillow and sheets over the course of the night.

But to each their own. I used to shower in the morning because my living situation didn't permit me to take them at night and the one perk is that it wakes you up in the morning.

real talk! Who goes to bed and ruins their sheets with all the dirt accumulated throughout the day? It's just weird to me. Probably the same people who only change their sheets like once a month...

#49 Posted by HerbieBug (4212 posts) -

Twice a day. Once in the morning and once after work. Sometimes only one shower per day on weekends but not always.

#50 Posted by Zomgfruitbunnies (787 posts) -

Definitely before bed. In the morning if possible.

Yes, yes, I know about all of the people in Africa not having enough water to drink and here I trying to take two showers a day.

I'm sorry. OKAY?