This Energy Hack Will Wake You Up in 90 Seconds, and It's 100% Free

Amanda Montell

Urban Outfitters

Do you find yourself feeling so exhausted every morning that you wonder how on earth you'll survive the day? Sleep experts say your shower technique actually might be to blame—or at least, it probably isn't helping. When we take hot showers in the morning, as most of us do, our body temperature rises then immediately drops when we get out and towel off. The problem is that this sharp decrease in body temperature actually works to prepare our bodies for sleep, soothing our nerves for a bedtime effect instead of waking us up for the day.

But a new report from offers a genius new way of showering that promises to boost energy like a shot of espresso and keep that high going all day. The technique is known colloquially as a "Scottish shower," and it takes about a minute and a half. To learn how this shower hack works (and how to do it yourself), keep scrolling.

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