While I was growing up, my mom used to give me a bath before I went to sleep. As I got older she used to tell me that I needed to shower so I'd be clean when I got in my sheets. When I had my child my mom finally told me the truth -- that taking a bath or a shower helps soothe the savage beast. Ha! I wasn't that crazy. But she's right, water truly does calm a person. That has not changed, long after I've grown up.