Why reading is good for you

In her New Yorker article about bibliotherapy, Ceridwen Dovey touches on the notion that reading can make you happier.

Reading has been shown to put our brains into a pleasurable trance-like state, similar to meditation, and it brings the same health benefits of deep relaxation and inner calm. Regular readers sleep better, have lower stress levels, higher self-esteem, and lower rates of depression than non-readers.

So, put down your phone and pick up a book (or at the very least your Kindle).

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