Alright ladies and gentlemen, I have some great news.
Drinking beer in the shower makes your life better, and is healthy for you. Science has proven it, sorta. I know you’re thinking, “Oh fuck you, Steve.” Seriously though, hear me out and follow along…
Alcohol can make you more creative.
A hangover may result in you being unable to think about much of anything, but a drink or two could be exactly what you need to get the creative juices flowing. One University of Illinois study polled 40 men on their study habits and found a man was more creative when he had a blood alcohol content of about .075. BOOM.
Alcohol can make you smarter.
As if giving you a spark of inspiration wasn’t enough, moderate alcohol consumption can also keep your brain sharp over time. Multiple studies on moderate alcohol consumption have shown that it helps the neurons in your brain “[protect] against the development of dementia in Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases.”
Binge drinking is not good for your brain, though. No shit…
Have a cold? Alcohol can get rid of that shit.
Ever noticed you seem to get sick at the most inconvenient times ever? Like when you have a final or big work event right around the corner? Well, whiskey works wonders, especially if you have a sore throat.
Whether you spent too much time shouting at that super loud frat party last weekend or you feel a cold coming on, try adding a spoonful of whiskey to a cup of warm water and gargling with it to numb your throat a bit. If you want more of a soothing quality, add a teaspoon of honey to the mix. Old world stuff. It works.
Showers also make you more creative.
Ok, time to blow your mind. We now know a few drinks makes you more creative, but a shower does also. Add them together and BOOM.
Alice Flaherty, one of the most renowned neuroscientists researching creativity has an answer for us when it comes to why you get your best ideas in the shower. An ingredient that’s very important for us to be creative is dopamine: The more dopamine that is released, the more creative we are.
Typical triggers for events, that make us feel great and relaxed and therefore give us an increased dopamine flow are taking a warm shower, exercising, driving home, etc. The chances of having great ideas then are a lot higher.
So there ya have it folks. Shower beers are healthy,make you smarter, and are basically the greatest thing ever. And if you’ve never had one, do yourself a favor, and have a couple tonight.