Benefits of Reading Print Over Digital

June 23, 2020

Open book laying on a white bed with glasses sitting on top.

It is no question that we are in the digital age. Everything is digital. You don’t even have to go to the office anymore because you can have virtual meetings. If there is anything we have learned during this pandemic, it is that everything can be done through a digital screen. As important as these technological advances are, society still needs to remember that too much screen time can be harmful. That is why at BookCase.Club, we are advocates for reading print over digital. There is overwhelming evidence that there are more benefits to reading printed books, and that’s what we want to show you today.

Easier on the Eyes

In this day and age, we are always looking at screens. The blue light from screens can be harmful to your eyes. Studies have shown that it actually strains the eyes. Staring at a screen for too long can cause blurriness, redness, dryness, and irritation. Luckily with printed books, this is not something to worry about.

Not as Many Distractions

When the internet isn’t at your fingertips you can engage better with the material. When you read a printed book, you can turn everything on do not disturb, and fully focus on the words on the page — with no notifications popping up. No distractions. Just you and the story.

Better Sleep

Blue light can mess with melatonin levels. Blue light from screens disrupts your brain’s natural sleep-wake cycles. Your circadian rhythm needs signals from the external environment. Natural daylight and darkness are the indicators from the external environment. Blue light in the evening tricks your brain into thinking its daytime, which disrupts the circadian rhythm. Most people unwind at night by reading, so reading on print over digital will not disturb your sleep cycle.

Feel Your Progress

You can physically feel how far you’ve read and how much more you have to go. When you read digitally, it tells you what page number you are on and how many are in the book. Yet the sensation of holding your book and feeling how invested you are and how much more there is to go and compare it in regards to the plot of the story is the sensory experience that book lovers adore.

Always Available

No charger, no battery, no wifi, no signal. No matter what, you can always open your book.

Lucky for you, here at BookCase.Club, we can send you two physical books every month in the genre of your choice! For just $9.99, you can curl up and enjoy a good book. You can smell the pages, feel your progress, and disconnect from the crazy world. Visit our website for more information on how to sign up!