Day or night? Have you ever been puzzled about the best time to read a book? If you ask people, some will say early morning is the best time to read, while others will say nighttime is best. There will always be people there to confuse. The first thing we should acknowledge is that everyone’s life is unique. Everything varies from person to person, including work hours, sleep patterns, and so on.
So, whatever your confusion is, perhaps you should stop asking others. Determine your needs. And then you can make your decision. So I’m not going to tell you about my favorite time to read a book. Instead, I’m going to tell you about the benefits of reading a book both day and night. As a result of reading this article, you can decide which time suits you. Ready?
Reading at day time:
1. Start a day with energy:
The first and most obvious advantage of reading a book during the day is that it will help you become more active. If you read a business or self-help book first thing in the morning, you’ll be inspired to go out and crush it that day. Reading in the morning is one of the most efficient strategies to get you into a motivated state of mind to perform at your best that day.
2. Stimulate your Brain Early:
When we wake up after a nice night’s sleep, we will grab our phones and start scrolling. By the way, we’ll obtain information about what had happened in the world. Is it true that all of the news is positive? There is going to be some news, a post, or perhaps a post from a friend that upset you. Agree? As a result, you will eventually become enraged, agitated, or disturbed.
Even minor events might have an adverse effect on your brain, resulting in a terrible day. Instead, if you opt to read a book for half an hour, you will be stimulating your brain positively. And now, nothing can really bother you if you stare at your phone. Remember that the first thing you do in the morning will determine the rest of your day.
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3. Calm and peaceful:
What will be your distractions if you read at any other time than early in the morning? Let me make a sensible guess. The phone may ring or messages may appear, guests may arrive, neighbors may bother you, you may become hungry, and so on. As a result, you may have 10 interruptions before reading 10 pages. Agree?
Assume that everyone, including your phone, is sleeping and you are reading. There was no sound, no disturbance, and nothing. You’ll be relaxed and peaceful, and you’ll be able to focus more on whatever you’re reading. As a result, you’ll have no trouble grasping the point. Eventually, you will make the most benefit from reading.
4. Concentration Levels:
If you’re studying for an exam, you should read in the morning. Because concentration levels are higher in the morning hours than in the late-night preparations. When you start reading at night, your brain forces you to remember what happened that day; strange thoughts will arise, and different thoughts will form in your mind because so much of what happened that day must be registered in your mind.
This process causes disruptions. However, when you wake up in the morning, your brain will begin registering the process. During your last nap, your brain will register the required content and erase what you saw earlier in the day.
Reading at night time:
1. Reduce stress:
Throughout the day, you will be faced with a variety of stress and pressure. Can you sleep easily when you go to bed, or will these things bother you? You can divert your attention away from your current situation by immersing yourself in a good book. According to one study, just six minutes of reading can reduce stress by up to 68 percent. The book’s content is also insignificant. It could be genuine, fiction, or pure rubbish. It doesn’t matter what it is as long as it is interesting to you.
2. Improve sleep:
I’m sure you’re all aware that reading at night aids in getting a good night’s sleep. So, let me explain how it works.
When you’re reading, your eye muscles are forced to scan the page swiftly and in a regular pattern, going from left to right. Micro eye movement affects both the focus and the movement of the eyes. After all, if you’re not paying attention to the words, sentences, and paragraphs in front of you, you can lose track of your location. Because of all these minor movements, the body can become exhausted as you exercise your muscles more and more, finally causing your eyes to close completely. Grab a book if you need to fall asleep quickly.
3. It is good for both your mind and body:
Have you thought about bedtime stories from your childhood? Have you ever wondered why bedtime stories are preferred over early morning stories? There are numerous advantages to reading at night, ranging from improving vocabulary to getting a good night’s sleep. Your reading can even influence your dreams. You will have dreams based on the books you are reading.
Finally, I’d want to point out that reading is beneficial both in the morning and at night. I like the nighttime since it is more suitable for my daily routine.
What is your favorite time of reading, and why? Leave a comment below. Happy reading!