- If you study something right before you go to bed, you could wake up with a revelation. A study was done on students who mulled over a math problem. Some studied the math and then hit the sheets, others stayed up later, going over and over the problem. In the morning, the students who studied and then went right to bed were more than twice as likely to solve the problem. Researchers say our sleeping minds shuffle information, sort it and then store it cementing it in our memories. Then when we wake, we have more clarity. So, as the saying goes, if you have a problem, sleep on it.
- Also, forget about never going to bed angry. Turns out, it's easier for the brain to process emotional or upsetting events during sleep. Scientists aren't sure why that is, but people always feel better emotionally in the morning.
Our brains are more active during the second half of the night, which makes our dreams more vivid right before we wake up. If you want to tap into your creativity, go to bed thinking about your project and then sleep in a little later. When you wake, you should be filled with ideas. Just keep a notepad next to the bed so you don't forget your new and brilliant ideas.