Sleep on It: Everything Will Be Better in the Morning…Creative Problem Solving

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Sleep on it: Everything will be better in the morning. If you are like most folks, you may remember your grandmother giving you this advice before bedtime. Sleep won’t make everything better but it will enhance creative problem solving.

We now know that REM sleep is the creativity booster when it comes to sleep and creative problem solving. REM sleep makes up about 25% of your sleep cycle and first occurs about 70 to 90 minutes after you fall asleep. During REM sleep, your brain and body are energized and dreaming occurs

Sleep Tip #36: Knowing that sleep will boost your creative problem solving may motivate you to sleep more not less.

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