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Advantages of reading books at bedtime


People who read books often show way better memory and mental abilities in all phases of their life. They are better public speakers, thinkers and according to some researchers, on the whole, they become better people. Literature increases the empathy and improves the ability to understand the situation of the other and to search everything about his behavior.


If we read before bedtime, we can help us ourselves with insomnia. Research of university in England from 2009 shows results which tell that only 6 minutes reading before going to bed can help you to decrease the stress level to 68% (Which is more relaxing even from a cup of tea or relaxing music). Reading novels clears your thoughts from the day and prepares the body for a dream.

The research is made from the psychologist Doctor David Lewis. He says that the book before bedtime is more than a tool for distraction. It activates the imagination. According to him, that gives the reader a chance to “enter into another form consciousness”. And there is no matter what kind is the novel – romantic, fantastic or other. It is important to be interesting  for the person and totally to get his attention what is happening with his characters. Because when the mind commits with a world made from words the tension disappears and the body starts to relax. This prepares us for the dream.

Reading isn’t an obsolete. No matter how it changes. Even if you don’t have time all day to walk around the pages on some book, don’t find excuses for the night too. Sex is the priority but you can read every night. That’s even usefully.

According to research, the best time to read is exactly before bedtime. Students, who joined the research, were asked to remember certain excerpts at 9 o’clock in the morning and 9 o’clock in the evening. And to see what they remember, researchers asked the students after 30 minutes, 12 hours and 24 hours what they still remember. In fact, the students who have read before bedtime have remembered more than those who had read in the morning. Jessica Pain’s, the leader of the research, the theory is that this is like this because you say to your brain that what you read is important. And the sleeping brain judges what part of the information to remember and what to forget.

Still, there is a difference between reading for entertainment and taking a nap. If you go to sleep while reading don’t think you will remember something on the following morning.

According to scientists, while drifting off to sleep tends to forget many things. That is why many people who read the evening as a therapy for bedtime, not to remember a page of reading. But if you suffer from insomnia, and books help you to deal with it, then do not hesitate to use them only as therapy. Nothing that then might have read '' War and Peace 'three times and can't remember and order of the work of Tolstoy.

Reading e-books before bedtime have a negative impact on sleep. That claim US researchers who have studied the effect of reading books uploaded media illuminated screen on sleep. During the experiment, they observed 12 men who for several hours before bedtime read a paper or e-book. Lead author of the study said that the blue light emitted by electronic devices infringe circadian rhythms of the body and prevents the production of melatonin - the hormone that regulates circadian rhythms. As a result, people who read books on electronic devices do not feel the urge to fall asleep, sleep longer and spend less time in REM sleep phase. According to experts, the impact of technology on our sleep is the scourge of the XXI century. The suppression of melatonin production not only distorts sleep but also increases the risk of prostate cancer, breast cancer, and colon cancer.





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