In this era of omnipresent screens that come in various shapes, sizes and names, it is not easy to curl into a corner with a book, but reading is mind boosting, no doubt about that, and it can revitalize the brain as well. With Kindle and other reading apps spread all over the internet, it is easy to develop this habit. However, there are people who still insist on buying books to read because they enjoy the feel and smell of a book. As a counter argument one can say that it is easier to read on the computer or on the tablet rather than down cutting trees to make books or papers. Either way, reading is quite important because it can boost the mind and energize the brain besides other advantages.
Reading is a mentally stimulating activity and indulging in regular reading can improve one’s memory and stave off Alzheimer’s disease. The old age memory decline can be generally contained to some effect in people who indulge in regular reading. About 32% of the people can stop mental decline with regular reading habits.
Mind boosting and good exercise for the brain
Reading is mind boosting because it will keep the person aware of his social responsibilities and act responsibly towards others. A person who reads inspiring stories can take away the boredom of a solitary person, motivate other people and keep them happy. It will keep the reader and those around him rejuvenated and not dwell on unpleasant happenings or events. As it calms the mind, a reader can sleep better as well.
A word of caution
People who like to read to sleep must remember to read a paperback instead of the tab or a laptop because the bright lights from latter can harm the brain. It triggers the brain to stay active when it actually needs the rest.