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Here’s Why You Should Read a Book Before Bedtime

Here’s Why You Should Read a Book Before Bedtime

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Considering that everyone lives in a digital age, it should come as no surprise that most people’s eyes are often glued to their smartphone screens before bedtime. The trouble is, having lots of screentime before bed isn’t a good idea.

Instead, it makes more sense to read a book before you go to sleep each night. Did you know there are several health and wellness benefits of doing so? If you have a love for reading, here’s why you need to do more of it and particularly before bedtime:

It’s an Escape From Reality

Let’s set the scene. You get ready for bed and turn on your bedside lamps to give you some soft illumination. You settle into bed and continue reading your new book. Soon, you find yourself transported into the story and away from your life.

Whenever you read a good book, you feel like you’re a part of it. You get gripped with the storyline, experience the same emotions as the characters in it, and you just can’t bear to put your book down eventually!

You’ll Get a Better Night’s Sleep

Another advantage of finding yourself transported into your book’s storyline is that you’ll end up getting a good night’s sleep. Why? The answer is simple: your brain won’t be thinking about things that make you feel anxious or upset.

You also won’t have the day’s worries, or those of the future, at the forefront of your mind. Once you eventually tear yourself away from your book, you’ll quickly end up going to sleep and feel rested and comfortable.

You Disconnect Yourself From Other People

One of the downsides to today’s digital age is that you’re always accessible. People can contact you by text message, social media, messaging apps, and more. Even when you put your phone on silent, it’ll still vibrate or flash up with new notifications.

Thankfully, you can temporarily disconnect yourself from other people by reading a book in bed. That’s because you focus on what you’re reading, rather than needing to check out a funny meme that your best friend just shared with you on Facebook!

Books Won’t Affect Your Sleep Routines

The blue light emitted from screens on electronic devices like smartphones and tablet devices disturb the body’s natural bedtime processes. In short, they trick your body into thinking that it’s still daytime and so won’t adequately prepare your body for sleep.

You won’t ever experience such problems when you read a book before you’re ready for bed because books don’t emit any lights! The only light you’ll get exposed to comes from the warm glow of your bedside lamps.

Final Thoughts

There’s no denying that books are still as popular as ever, despite everyone getting too attached to their smartphones. If you find it challenging to get a good night’s sleep, try switching off your phone and reading a chapter or two from a gripping novel before bed.

You’ll soon discover how rested you become, and you’ll also feel more motivated and energetic on the following morning.

Disclosure – this is a collaborative post.