Health Benefits of Reading: Why You Should Read Books

4. Insomnia Cure

This may be the best selling point for reading books. So many people are suffering from insomnia that they would do anything to get a good night’s sleep. Reading has this effect on your whole body and mind. It calms you down and signals your brain that it’s time to relax and shut down. We are always on our smartphones and laptops and the lights coming out of those devices signals our brain to stay awake. So when you are reading quietly in a dimly lit room, your brain gets the idea that it can fall asleep now. If that doesn’t convince you to start reading then I do envy your ability to sleep on time.