How Reading at Night Can Help With Sleep and Improve Well-being

We are always looking at ways to improve our well-being and sleep quality. Wake Skincare products are most effective when complemented with good sleep and a healthy lifestyle.

Studies have shown that reading at night can help contribute towards good quality sleep by reducing stress and relaxing your mind. As little as 10 minutes reading can have a drastic impact on how well you sleep. But just to be clear, reading on your phone does not count!

Reading makes you forget about everyday stress.

Reading, whether fact or fiction, provides you with an escape. This is why people often talk about being lost in a book or full immersed in a story. Naturally, having an escape from daily stresses releases tension and relaxes your mind. With your mind relaxed, you are in a state that is ready to sink into a deep slumber.

Not only does reading prepare your mind for sleep, it always prepares your body. As your mind concentrates on the pages in front of you, your muscles relax and your breathing slows. This primes your body for a good night’s sleep.

Reading in bed improves your general well-being

Reading allows you to discover worlds that other people have either lived or imagined. It is an amazing way to feel connected to others and create images in your brain. This has been shown to increase your capacity for empathy and improve your general wellbeing.

It is understood that reading challenges your brain more than scrolling on Instagram. This means that reading is also a good means of preventing degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s in later life. This shows that the benefits of reading is found both in the long-term and the short-term!


We welcome book recommendations at Wake Skincare HQ so if you do have any suggestions please let us know below! Alternatively if you are struggling to find a book to read then ask us to recommend one in your comment.

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