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Using Cold Showers As a Cue for a State or Habit

Kellvo and Lucio sparked an interesting discussion on cold showers.

I was reading about habits and cognitive behaviourial therapy.

I suddenly realised why cold showers cured my insomnia in the past.

In the mornings, I would run, take a cold shower and then meditate.

This was why taking cold showers in the evenings put me in a meditative state to sleep.

Maybe it's false attribution in this case. Since my memory could be fuzzy too.

I will certainly explore cold showers as a cue further. I think the cold acts as a very strong cue.

Has anyone else used cold showers as a cue to enter a state or habit?

Thank you for your time in any case.

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Lucio Buffalmano

Yeah, I wanted to comment again on your message.

So cold showers helped with insomnia when you took them in the evening, right?

It might also be because they're such a thermo-shock for the body that the body feels like it needs rest.

For example, I never sleep so quickly and well as during quarantines.
It's because all I do is move around and work hard -body exercise, and mental exercise-. In my evening routines I keep on listening to audiobooks. And just before sleeping, I cram some ebook reading as well, but often can't manage to read for too long because I need rest.

Also, I often do cold showers before eating.
And the only downside is that they remove my appetite and "joy for the food".
Probably, again, because of the thermo shock (by the way, how strong the thermo shock obviously depends on the temperature, which in turns depends on location and, I'd guess, on the depth of the pipes. In Berlin I hold to the rail as I'm worried I might faint)

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So cold showers helped with insomnia when you took them in the evening, right?

It might also be because they're such a thermo-shock for the body that the body feels like it needs rest.

Cold showers helped a lot.
The thermo-shock feels right.
It jumps start and then feels relaxed after.

For example, I never sleep so quickly and well as during quarantines.
It's because all I do is move around and work hard -body exercise, and mental exercise-. In my evening routines I keep on listening to audiobooks. And just before sleeping, I cram some ebook reading as well, but often can't manage to read for too long because I need rest

You work very hard man :).

Also, I often do cold showers before eating.
And the only downside is that they remove my appetite and "joy for the food".
Probably, again, because of the thermo shock (by the way, how strong the thermo shock obviously depends on the temperature, which in turns depends on location and, I'd guess, on the depth of the pipes. In Berlin I hold to the rail as I'm worried I might faint)

I was doing cold showers in London winter before.
Yeah, it can even become physically painful.
Berlin is even colder during winter as I can imagine why it can go towards fainting.

I had this thinking back then that, if I can do cold showers, then I would feel psychologically safer.
Like, if I had no money, I wouldn't need to pay for heating.

I think the weather in Singapore can get too comfortable.
I'm probably not too cold resilient anymore.

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