In these days of fast living and technology ,for me, there is nothing better than curling up with a good book and getting lost in its pages. Not for me are Ebooks or Kindles I love to be able to hold the book and smell the pages as you get lost in the story and are transported to another world Scientists also seem to agree with me
YOU ABSORB MORE INFORMATION.
Research has shown that people who read paper books absorb and remember the plot more easily than Ebook readers. According to a study that was presented in Italy in 2014, print readers also scored higher in other areas, such as empathy, immersion in the book, and understanding of the narrative. Scientists believe this effect is related to the tactile sensation of holding a book in your hands.Seeing and feeling how much progress you’ve made in the story, by the simple action of turning the pages of the book, can help readers feel like they’re unfolding the story—both literally and figuratively. Plus, with a print book, it’s easier to go back and confirm information you may be unsure of without losing your place and having to scroll or click back on your mobile device or tablet.
CHILDREN BECOME BETTER READERS, TOO.
They help children become better readers too,a study of young children between the ages of three and five revealed that kids had lower comprehension of the story when their parents read to them from an e-book as opposed to a print book. Researchers theorize this arises because children get distracted by the electronic device and have a harder time focusing on the story itself. In another study, students who had read a short story on a e-reader were less engaged and had a harder time remembering the exact order of events.
THEY’RE EASIER ON THE EYES.
Paper books are also easier on the eyes.In this day and age many of the jobs today require you to stare at a computer screen all day and this can cause eye strain. Electronic books can cause screen fatigue, which may lead to blurred vision, redness, dryness, and irritation. With print books, you don’t have to worry about any of that.
THEY CAN HELP YOU SLEEP BETTER.
Reading a book can also help you sleep better When you’re winding down for the night, reading from a screen or scrolling through a social media app on your phone are bad ideas the blue light from your screen upset your melatonin levels and circadian cycles, making it harder for you to fall asleep and making you feel groggier when you wake up. On the other hand engagement and brain activity that comes with reading can help you drift off to sleep when you’re having trouble. So if you’re hoping to get a good night’s rest, stick with print.
Studies have also shown that books can make us happier, inspire us to travel, and encourage us to make life-changing decisions. So don’t feel guilty the next time you spend a little more than you’d planned at the bookstore: Science says it’s good for you