I always read before falling asleep. If I wake during the night, I also read and eventually go back to sleep. Hopefully the book won't be so engrossing that it keeps me up. This has happened, but then I attribute that to the skill of the author!
This article doesn't surprise me, but hopefully those who don't read before they go to bed will benefit from it...and we'll gain more readers. Yay!
In 2014, the Pew Research Center revealed that one-quarter of American adults hadn’t read a single book in the previous year. And that’s a shame because those who read consistently exhibit significantly greater memory and mental abilities at all stages in life. They’re also better public speakers, thinkers and, according to some studies, better people in general. Cracking open a book before you go to bed could help combat insomnia,
too: A 2009 study from researchers at University of Sussex showed that
six minutes of reading reduces stress by 68% (more relaxing than either
music or a cup of tea), thus clearing the mind and readying the body for