Forever 39 is New Jersey 101.5's new podcast about living life as Gen Xers in New Jersey, hosted by Annette Petriccione, Megan Barsel and lots of our friends from the NJ 101.5 universe.

When is the best time to shower? — We got the answer

Lather, rinse, repeat!  From the time of day to hot versus cold, we've got tips to help maximize your showering experience.

Health experts agree that showering in the evening could lead to a better night's sleep for some people. According to a report by The Huffington Post, taking a warm shower at night can help with the body's temperature regulation, leading to a restful and relaxing night of sleep.

And the time of day isn't the only thing that might make a difference, the temperature of the shower matters too. In fact, the article said cold showers can lead to increase alertness, a metabolism boost, and a way to fight back against colds. Hot water showers can help relax muscles, decrease anxiety, and ease migraines.

So, what about you? What's your preference?

Also from this week's Forever 39 podcast — 'Adulting' classes for millennials PLUS: Showering rules! Click on the podcast player above to hear the entire episode.

Join us for next week’s podcast when we chat about navigating the dating world as a divorcee with children, how to get better service at a restaurant, and why clothing sizes in New Jersey malls are all over the map!

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— Annette and Megan, Forever 39

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