Showering in the morning vs. the night

The pros and cons to each option


Shira Aronow, Staff Writer

Showering in the morning versus the night or vice versa can be a decision with many reasons behind it, or on the other hand, it can be a decision purely based upon convenience. Ultimately, there are positives and negatives to whichever shower lifestyle you choose.

Maia Chavez ‘21 has reasons beyond convenience for her habit of showering at night. Chavez explains, “Because I have allergies, the allergist recommends that I shower at night just in case… I have an allergic reaction.” Even so, convenience plays a role in Chavez’s choice of showering at night. She said, “It’s more convenient to shower at night because it can be time-consuming, and being able to sleep in is more convenient for me.”

Mainly for reasons of convenience, Leon Xue ‘22 prefers to shower at night as well. He said, “Sometimes I don’t have time in the morning to take a shower. I mean, in the morning sometimes it’s time crammed. In the morning it can wake you up though.” In addition, he explained that it feels better going to sleep feeling clean.

Sports can factor into this decision as well. Rishab Haldar ‘20 explained that when he is swimming he showers at night to wash off the chlorine, but that during the offseason he showers in the morning. Haldar said, “Honestly, I like showering in the morning more because it gets you ready for the day, and you feel clean [starting off your day]… I feel ready to take on the day.” Haldar also commented on the benefits of showering at night saying that, “It helps you fall asleep.” Yet, despite the before school rush, he prefers morning showers.

No matter what you decide, there are pros and cons that come with both choices such as the ability to take more time when showering at night or how a shower might wake you up and make for a positive start to the day.