We hope all of our followers had a fantastic Labor Day Weekend!
We have a great blog for you today!
In today’s digital age, it’s safe to say that a lot of us enjoy reading but we’re in such a hurry that we resort to using electronic alternatives like e-readers and tablets. Why? They seem to be easier and more portable for an on-the-go lifestyle, right?
While that might be true, they are likely taking a toll on your physical and mental health!
WE KNOW…SCARY STUFF!!!
This week’s post comes from a SUPER interesting article on Medicaldaily.com explaining why good ‘old-fashioned paper books are better for you in a lot of ways.
Medical Daily says that “Researchers have been examining the differences between reading regular books and e-books for years. Many of the studies have shown that reading old-fashioned books has plenty of advantages over e-books, which can be gateways to other electronic distractions, all of which screw with your sleep. This is why you should ditch the screen for printed pages.”
The article mentions a 2014 study that found that
“readers who used Kindles were less competent in recalling the plot and events in the book than those who used paperbacks.”
They also say that a recent study done at Harvard University discovered that
“reading an e-book before bed lessened the production of an important sleep hormone known as melatonin. As a result, people took much longer to fall asleep, experienced less deep sleep, and were more fatigued in the morning.”
There are tons of other interesting facts and you can CLICK HERE to read the whole article.
Also, should this compel you to switch from your handy, dandy e-reader to paper books, you can find all of the titles you love in one convenient location on our website, www.discoverbooks.com.