We all know messing around on technology before bed is a no-no but man it is tempting to grab that phone. I’ve been reading on and off before bed recently and I notice quite the difference when I do read. Maybe you’ve noticed these differences yourself or need to take up reading. Here are some of the benefits I’ve experienced when reading right before bed (well…reading in bed before I try to sleep):

  • It got easier to fall asleep. Sometimes, I would have to watch 2 or 3 episodes of a show before I could pass out. After reading for about half hour or forty-five minutes, I’d fall asleep within twenty minutes. This also meant I got in more sleep hours.
  • I’d sleep more soundly. I often toss and turn during the night but when I read before bed I notice that I do so less and feel more rested in the morning.
  • My mind didn’t race as much. We all have so much going on and it can be hard to turn the brain off. I actually don’t think it ever really switches off but I get fairly relaxed (muscled included) with reading and my mind bounces around less with reading before bed.
  • I learned. Depending on what kind of books you read this may differ for you. I started reading books on being a happier person and the “don’t sweat the small stuff” kind of books which have helped me learn tools and techniques.

Do you read before bed? Have you tried it and noticed a difference? Share you experiences below with us. J