23 reasons reading makes us better people :)

23 reasons why reading makes us better people

We here at Bright Side came across some interesting pieces of research that prove reading really is a very useful activity. Take a look and find out why picking up a book is probably the best decision you can make today.

1. Reading relieves stress.

How do you prefer to spend time if you’re stressed out? By listening to music or maybe going for a walk? Researchers from the University of Sussex assure us that you should try reading instead. Their research showed that reading was the most effective way to overcome stress compared to music, walking, drinking a cup of coffee etcetera. When reading, it took their subjects only six minutes to reduce their stress levels by more than two thirds.

2. Reading helps get rid of insomnia.

Reading has been proven to be one of the most effective ways to calm down and to prepare for a good night’s sleep. The bright lights coming from your phone and TV screens send signals to the brain that it’s time to wake up, whilst reading your favorite book under a dim light has the opposite effect — your brain realizes that it’s high time to get some rest.

For more check out the full article:

http://brightside.me/wonder-curiosities/23-reasons-why-reading-makes-us-better-people-150455/

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Published by: Kawanee Hamilton

Kawanee was born in Alexandria Louisiana but her first real memories are of Russellville Arkansas. She's always loved to read, and has always had an vivid imagination. She grew up in a house where almost everyone read, they didn't need a TV although she could still be found planted on her butt in front of her grandma's TV watching cartoons on Saturday mornings. She made up her first story with her mother when her cat died; it was about where pets go when they die. She continued to create stories from bad dreams she had and her dad would help her change nightmares to stories. They would sit up in a chair until the scary went away. He told her that: "Dreams, good or bad, are just stories your mind makes up. You are the author of your dreams; if you don't like them rewrite them. " She was hooked and has continued to read and write stories drawing from dreams, sights and just pure imagination. She just recently decided she'd like to try and get published and fail than wonder what if. Her story continues but where it goes from here is up to you, the Reader... She hopes you'll join her in finding out where her journey goes from here!

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8 thoughts on “23 reasons reading makes us better people :)”

    1. Thank you for making that point. Also good for an escape when life gets that way. I think I’ll share a post about why I started reading and how it helped me. And my other favorite life evacuation routes as well.

      Maybe tomorrow or something.

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