The Healthy Benefits of Reading (From Reducing Stress to Improving Sleep)! by Mei Marcie

Mindfulness Sleep
7 years ago

The Healthy Benefits of Reading (From Reducing Stress to Improving Sleep)!

Reading is an integral part of my life. I never leave home without a book in my bag. Over the years, various studies have emerged on the benefits of reading and MedicalNewsToday.com published an article that summarized how reading can improve your health! Below are three ways!

  • Reduce Stress – Stress is linked to many health conditions, including cancer, lung disease, fatal accidents, suicide and cirrhosis of the liver. Reading reduces stress as shown in slowed heart rate and reduced muscle tension.
  • Slow Cognitive Decline – Studies linked reading to slowing dementia and Alzheimer's disease.
  • Improved Sleep – As opposed to reading from smartphone which emits light and affects sleep, reading a book helps transition between being awake and asleep.

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