World Poetry Day 2021 - Benefits of Reading Before You Sleep

To celebrate both World Sleep Day (19th March 2021) and World Poetry Day (21st March 2021), we are including a copy of ‘A Poem for Every Night of the Year’ with every bottle of Bath & Shower Elixir purchased - with the code POETRY at checkout.

‘What’s the connection there?’ you might be thinking. Well, poetry is a beautiful way to end the day, and reading before bed has a number of benefits:

1. Reading reduces stress

Reading before you sleep can help you relax. A study by the University of Sussex raised a number of participants’ stress levels and then used various methods to try and reduce them. Dr David Lewis - Cognitive Neuropsychologist - noted that ‘reading worked best, reducing stress levels by 68 per cent’. It was more effective than listening to music (61%), drinking tea or coffee (54%) and taking a walk (42%). Even better, it only took 6 minutes for participants’ stress levels to be reduced through reading.