7 Scientific Reasons of Reading Printed Books.

  • In recent years, print books have seen a resurgence, and for good reason—they can be better for your brain and health, according to science. Here are just a few of the reasons why:


  • Readers of print books absorb and remember more of the plot than readers of e-books do, according to a study that was presented in Italy in 2014. In an earlier study, 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.
  • In other words, seeing and feeling how much progress you’ve made in the story, by virtue of the waxing and waning pages on either side 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.


  • Another 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.


  • Considering that many jobs require you to stare at a computer screen all day, it’s wise to give your eyes a break whenever you can. One survey of 429 university students revealed that nearly half had complained of strained eyes after reading digitally.
  • 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.


  • Perhaps unsurprisingly, people who read e-books tend to get sidetracked more easily, but not just because the internet is right at their fingertips. Digital readers tend to spend more time scanning for keywords than actually processing what they’re reading. And with a print book, there’s no chance of getting distracted by links or getting sucked down an internet rabbit hole of looking up the collective term for a group of ferrets (they’re called a “business,” by the way).
  • According to one survey, 67 percent of university students were able to multitask while reading digitally, compared to 41 percent of print readers. But if your goal is to fully grasp and comprehend the text in front of you, that isn’t necessarily a good thing.


  • 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. Study after study has shown that the blue light from your screen can toy with your melatonin levels and circadian cycles, making it harder for you to fall asleep and making you feel groggier when you wake up.
  • In general, though, the engagement and brain activity that come 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.


  • Students who have books at home are more likely to score higher on tests, according to a study of readers from 42 countries.
  • It doesn’t matter how many books you have, but each additional book helps children perform better in school. This is especially true for children from disadvantaged families.
  • Researchers believe this is because having books at home encourages children to read for fun and talk to their parents about what they’ve learned, which only stands to benefit them in the classroom.


  • One recent study of college students in the U.S., Slovakia, Japan, and Germany showed that 92 percent of participants preferred actual books that they can hold and touch and leaf through whenever they please. Students cited fewer distractions and less eye strain as a couple of the reasons why they prefer printed materials, but other explanations were related to how books make them feel.
  • Slovakian students in particular said they enjoy the smell of books. Indeed, scientists who have analyzed the chemical composition of old books found that the pages contain hints of vanilla (from lignin, a similar-smelling component in paper) as well as grassy notes. In this sense, taking a whiff of an old book is a little like the enjoyment one gets from smelling perfume or flowers. 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
  • The cost of printed books is more expensive. Print books from large publishers have a significant amount of overhead, including office space, utilities, benefits, and salaries for employees. Other costs include the printing, editing, marketing, and distribution process.


So rent the books, which cost 85% less than MRP.
Apart from the coast there are also have benefits such as,

Help you sleep

Imagine having eight hours of school or nine hours of office work, followed by sports practice, office meetings , then maybe doing that whole homework and presentation thing. We are busy people and are always up late studying and doing work . Digital books are not the best option for late-night. Electronic readers suppress the brain’s production of melatonin and make it harder to fall asleep. eBooks require higher cognitive effort and it hurts the eyes, so paper books are healthiest for nighttime reading.


eBooks are popular in reading for pleasure because you don’t have to take a test about it afterward. But when you need to remember what you read, print is better. People find that eBooks are hard to absorb. One study had participants read the same story, one group read on paperback and another on a device. They then were asked to put the events of it in chronological order and the e-reader group performed worse. Students who study from a printed textbook will get higher grades.

Less distracting

Plenty of times a person using a device could get distractedon social media via notifications.. In that case you areone click away from social mediaand start doing anything else besides reading. You can’t see text messages on a printed page. Research also shows that readers are more likely to skim pages on an e-book than read it verbatim.

More popular

The majority of peopleprefer print over digital books anyway. Statistics say that as of 2019, 87 percent of readerswould choose paper books over e-books if the cost were the same (which in the sensenow you have thatoptionand 92 percent thought paper was easier to read. One reason for this preference may be that peoplealready use electronic devices for their daily routine and aren’t comfortable using the same methods for reading.They like to keep them separate.
Digital books may be less expensive and make your book bag significantly lighter, but there is more to the cost than just money. It comes with disadvantages.

Reading On A Screen May Make Our Eyes Work Harder

Computer screens, smartphones, and tablets display text and images differently than e-readers and print, using tiny pieces called “pixels.” Focusing on pixels makes our eyes work a little harder than if we were reading a traditional book.Studies have shown that when reading on a screen we tend to blink less—sometimes causing eyes to become dry and sore. Glare on a digital screen is also a cause for concern as it can tire the eyes more quickly than normal.
Screen glare and eye strain are a serious concern for many potential users of e-book technology. A major worry of reading from an e-book reader could hurt the eyes. The display resolution of computer screens and electronic devices is considerably less than the print quality produced by a printing press.

This had a severe effect on books, now no one likes to read books. Mobile phones provide knowledge while harming our eyes. But books do not harm our eyes that much. If you are using mobile then there are chances that your mind can be diverted towards games and social media and you give up reading.

E-books 'damage sleep and health,' doctors warn!

If you curl up under the duvet with an e-book for a bedtime read then you are damaging your sleep and maybe your health, US doctors have warned.
A team from Harvard Medical School compared reading paper books and light-emitting e-readers before sleep.
They found it took longer to nod off with a back-lit e-reader, which led to poorer quality sleep and being more tired the next morning.
Experts said people should minimise light-exposure in the evening.
Whether you are perusing the Man Booker shortlist or leafing through Zoella, the impact of reading on your sleep is probably the last thing on your mind.
But there has been growing concern about the dangers of light before bedtime

Body clock

Our bodies are kept in tune with the rhythm of day and night by an internal body clock, which uses light to tell the time. But blue light, the wavelength common in smartphones, tablets and LED lighting, is able to disrupt the body clock. Blue light in the evening can slow or prevent the production of the sleep hormone melatonin. Twelve people were locked in a sleep laboratory for two weeks. They spent five days reading from a paperback and five days from an iPad. Regular blood samples showed the production of the sleep hormone melatonin was reduced by reading an ebook. People also took longer to fall asleep, had less deep sleep and were more tired the next morning. The researchers said other e-readers such as the Nook and Kindle Fire produced similar wavelengths of light and would have the same impact. The findings were published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Kindle or book?

Print books are better at conveying information. A study reported in the Guardian last year found that readers using a Kindle were less likely to recall events in a mystery novel than people who read the same novel in print. So if you want to do things like follow plots and acquire information, print is the way to go.

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