Regular hot baths can help improve the mood of people with depression.
The conclusion is based on a study by researchers at the University of Freiburg in Germany and is related to our circadian rhythm, ie the physical and biochemical changes that the body goes through all day – our biological clock.
In depression, this pattern is often interrupted.
- Daily people have a lower risk of breast cancer, according to studies
- Inability to feel pleasure, often overlooked by the symptom of depression
Scientists say a good afternoon bath at 40 ° C for up to 30 minutes helps to raise body temperature and restore circulatory rhythm. It also improves the appearance of sleep.
Depression is the most common mental disorder, but its main cause is still unknown.
Data from the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2015 suggest that 11.5 million Brazilians (or nearly 6% of the population) suffered from the disease in the given period.
Treatment usually includes therapy, exercise, and antidepressants.
But studies in Germany claim that bathing can outweigh the benefits of exercise as well as better-available treatments for those with mild or moderate depression.