Is it better to shower first thing in the morning or at night before you go to bed? Brit.Co has finally revealed the truth behind this long-contested debate. And... it's complicated.

Studies have shown that taking a warm bath before bed can make it easier for a person to fall asleep. So showering at night should have a similar effect. Showering in the evening can also ensure that you'll wash your face before bed which is essential to healthy skin.

On the other side of the debate, showering in the morning can spark creativity. A shower is a great place to let your mind wander while you go through the motions of washing your hair and body. It's also better to shower in the morning if you shave in the shower because if you accidentally nick yourself, you will stop bleeding more quickly than if you shaved at night because you have a surge of platelets in the morning which assist with clotting.

So the debate lives on because it all depends on your preferences. If you have trouble sleeping then you might want to consider showering before bed, but if you shave in the shower then mornings might be best for you!