15 Books To Read Before Bed, Because There's No Better Way To Relax And Unwind

It's been proven that reading can improve your health in different ways. Studies show that it reduces stress, improves memory, and increases empathy. Basically, reading makes you a better person — and it also helps you sleep.

The only downside to this is if you have a preference for books that aren’t exactly relaxing. Personally, I love thrillers —  but if I read them before bed I will probably stay up all night reading, because I am desperate to find out what happens in the end, and be too on edge to sleep after finishing the book.

There are other books out there that make better choices for before-bed reading. If you have trouble falling asleep, reading can help you relax — but you are probably looking for a particular type of book. You don’t want something that will make your heart beat faster, or something so gripping that you pull an all-nighter just to get to the end (as we’ve all been guilty of doing). You need a book that’s as calm as a cup of tea and a warm bath. Here are some books to add to your before-bed TBR pile, that will help you relax before you drift off to sleep.