Author Topic: Wet towel, wet hair: reducing anxiety, more calmness, more concentration  (Read 338 times)

Miyagi

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So this is still a mystery to me, but it seems that when i hang a wet towel around my neck, specifically keeping the back of the neck cool, i find a marked reduction in anxiety, and i feel calmer overall, and can concentrate better.

A similar thing happens when i wet my hair and let it air dry.

I started to imagine that my brain overheats and causes anxiety.
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drop247

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Re: Wet towel, wet hair, and anxiety
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2021, 12:37:15 PM »
I feel absolutely euphoric sometimes after swimming in a pool. Salt water or chlorinated fresh water. I still don't know why. I figured the cool water is anti-inflammatory. Cold showers don't really do the same though.

Mushnikk

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Re: Wet towel, wet hair, and anxiety
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2021, 01:17:23 PM »
Cold activates the vagus nerve, see Wim Hof Method. Anti-inflammatory, calming.