Why Read? Reason #1: Reading Helps You Sleep Better

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Fact: Sleep studies have shown that reading each night can make it easier to fall sleep and allow you a deeper sleep. You can train yourself to associate reading with sleep and make it part of your bedtime ritual.

Activity in parts of the brain that control emotions, decision-making processes, and social interactions is drastically reduced during deep sleep. This means deep sleep may help people maintain optimal emotional and social functioning while they are awake.

Also, deep sleep is necessary for our nervous systems to work properly. Too little sleep leaves us drowsy and unable to concentrate the next day.

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