Is It Good to Read Before Bed?

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According to studies, reading at bedtime was significantly associated with longer total nighttime sleep duration.

With aging, alteration occurs in various regions of the brain leading to impairment in cognitive functions like speed and executive functions and also, short-term and long-term memory loss. According to research studies, reading affects the rate of age-related decline in episodic recall and verbal fluency. It is a neurologically demanding process that involves language, visualization, and learning. Reading can improve your memory and prevent age-related cognitive decline.

Reading stimulates your brain, increasing its ability to efficiently use brain networks and cognitive components. Reading triggers cognitive reserve which allows individuals greater neural efficiency, greater neural capacity, and the ability for compensation via the recruitment of additional brain regions.


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