Singing In The Shower

Nathan Kim

We all know that certain someone who is always hogging the shower and singing their heart out on a Monday morning without a single care in the world. But as annoying as it seems, does singing in the shower actually have any positive benefits?

First off, why sing in the shower? The shower stall you bathe in is mostly made by ceramic tiles or other materials that allow sounds to bounce off the walls and overall make you sound louder and better. Besides the room though, there is also the water coming down from the showerhead. Now the water doesn’t actually help your voice in any way but does help reduce stress and make you feel more relaxed.

Secondly, what are the benefits of just singing? There are many benefits to your physical health while singing. Singing relieves stress and leaves cortisol levels low, which also affects heart health. It also helps with your immune system, gives people a longer life expectancy, and improves memory. But besides physical health it also helps with mental health. When singing you release lots of endorphins and oxytocin. When released, they generally make us happier and enjoy ourselves more. It also evokes confidence and helps against anxiety.

Even though there is a staggering amount of positives there are a few negatives. One con would be the effects it has on your voice. It’s nothing serious, but it can make you a bit out of tune because of the setting of where you’re singing. Considering how loudly you sing or how long you are singing, it can affect the stability of your voice for the rest of the day. Burning out your voice that early into the day would not be ideal. When singing you can also lose track of time very easily. When on a tight schedule the amount of time you spend getting ready for the day is very vital and singing in the shower could just be a waste of time.

In summary, every now and then we all need to take a little break and a great way to do this would be singing in the shower. Singing can be used as a form of meditation. Singing tackles negative moods and keeps these bad feelings away, while also benefiting us in the long run with a longer life expectancy and reduced stress and anxiety. As long as you don’t overdo it there should be no repercussions.