More Reading, Less Screen Time
May 8, 2017
For avid readers there is nothing better than becoming so engrossed in a good book that you lose yourself in it. Reading can help your overall mental health in more ways than you may think. It can help your creative side, writing skills, and strengthen your mind.
It’s time to set the iPads and Kindles down, because picking up a physical book can also help you de-stress and sleep better. In fact, researchers have found that reading can reduce your stress better and faster than other common methods such as going for a walk or listening to music.
Getting caught up in a book allows your mind to focus on just one thing — the story. This allows your mind to eliminate the stress from work, unanswered emails and social media notifications, letting your brain relax and fall asleep faster.
Try setting aside a 15-30 minutes before you go to sleep for reading, and you will start to see a change in your sleeping behavior.
Check out the full article below by A Healthier Michigan for more tips and some book ideas!