When I was growing up, my Mom had her nighttime rituals - chief among them was her evening bath. I would beg to 'keep her company', lest the poor soul be lonely. It's a wonder she didn't lose her mind with all my constant yakking.
I started taking more baths over the past year, mainly as a way to wind down and get some pain relief. (Just so you know, I wasn't grubby before that. I just took the faster shower method.) There are lots of fancy remedies, but I have taken a liking to Batherapy. It is a natural mineral bath agent (not a secret agent, because it says so right on the bottle) and it is relatively cheap. It smells, well, rather earthy, but I have grown fond of it. At the risk of sounding like a bad infomercial, I would highly recommend it when you've tried all your strategies and are still in pain and need a good night's sleep. The stuff works.
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