Bedtime routines are recommended at all ages and if we start introducing them as children are young it is better, so we get used to certain activities and perform them as part of our daily lives. Liliana Amaro Sleep Coach recommends reading as part of our evening routine, the benefits are as follows.
- It makes us put technology aside.
- Helps concentration and memory
- Increases knowledge and culture
- Reduces stress
- It helps us sleep better.
Reading disconnects us from everything that involves movement and physical effort. It is one of the recommendations to promote sleep, because already at night reading is a kind of relaxation exercise that can be sustained until the eyes begin to tire and the concentration fades gradually entering a period of trance, we can get to fall asleep suddenly or decide when to stop.
Reading or telling a story is always recommended as part of the childhood routine as it serves children as an indication that the next thing is to close their eyes and sleep. An adult can do it in bed and it is advisable to set a time when you should close your eyes and sleep, this means that if you have trouble sleeping the book should be left at the set time as a limit, or after a certain number of pages. It is likely that many people will be able to read for hours and this is not bad we simply have to be aware that sleep is important and necessary.
If you already practice reading and still can’t sleep, Liliana advises putting the book aside, turning off the light (total darkness) breathing deeply 10 times, thinking about every part of our body and starting to imagine every page of the book we read before bed, you’ll probably fall asleep at some point and if you don’t keep imagining until you know
Reading is one of the healthiest and most relaxing ways to get to sleep and rest deeply.