In Hawaii, we were always taught to bathe before going to bed. It was pretty unthinkable not to. I guess this was a carry over Japanese custom. Going to bed with a dirty body and soiling your bedding was just way beyond acceptable behavior.
When our kids were growing up, we made sure they took a bath every night because that's the way we were raised. (That's my mother giving Tiffany a bath when we visited Hawaii in 1976, and Jon and Tif above three years later. Yes, I'm back to my scanning project again.)
When the kids grew up, they developed minds of their own in Illinois. How did that happen? They sometimes took baths in the morning. There were some times when they actually missed the night time baths. What?
When I spoke to my teacher friends, I discovered that it's true, people take baths at different times of the day. That was a revelation for me.
The morning bathers said they liked being fresh and clean smelling at work.
But then... doesn't this mean you'd have to launder your sheets every other day? This must use quite a bit of water and energy. My mother is appalled that Art and I don't think it's necessary to launder our sheets every week. Every couple of weeks is plenty as far as we are concerned. OK, I admit it! It's probably more due to laziness than anything else.
I do also have one friend who showers several times a day. What do you do in your part of the country?