Healthcare Want better sleep? Try a warm bath or shower 1-2 hours before bedtime, study suggests Updated : August 15, 2019 06:51 AM IST The Institute of Medicine reported that the long-term effects of sleep deprivation can cause serious health consequences such as hypertension, diabetes, heart attack, stroke and depression. In other words, a warm bath led to more time spent in actual sleep rather than turning or tossing and trying to fall asleep, compared to usual sleep without taking a bath. We also found that whether people reported feeling rested and like they had a great night’s sleep improved by a warm bath or shower, in most of the studies. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.