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.
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