If you feel that stress is becoming a part of your daily life, you definitely need to find an interesting book.
According to modern research, reading reduces anxiety and helps the body relax.
We are all afraid of responsibilities. We can flip, and browse, but rarely read. We quickly glance at the posts on Facebook, check the mail, and watch videos with dancing cats, but do not remember what we see. On average, each of us spends 15 seconds reading an online article. In 2014, researchers at the Pew Research Center found that one in four American adults had not read a single book in the previous year.
According to their study, in 2014, the number of people who do not read at all was 42%. However, those who read books can boast of better memory and high mental abilities at all stages of life. In addition, they perform better in public, think more productively, and, according to some studies, are generally better than others. Regarding the habit of reading at bedtime, it should be noted that it helps fight insomnia: a study conducted in 2009 at the University of Sussex found that 6 minutes of reading reduces stress by 68% (ie, this habit relaxes better than music or a cup. tea). Reading helps to clear the mind and prepare the body for sleep.
According to psychologist and study author Dr. David Lewis, the book is “more than just a distraction, it helps to actively engage the imagination,” which in turn “forces us to change our state of consciousness.” And no matter which book you choose, fiction or nonfiction, the main thing is that the reading process itself captivates you. Because if consciousness is drawn into a world built on words, the tension evaporates and the body relaxes, paving the way for sleep.