Tip Tuesday - Sleep to Boost Creativity


Sleep to boost creativity!

I bet you thought that burning the midnight oil was the best way to boost creativity. You’d be wrong. Sleep helps our minds to restructure ideas in a way that a tired brain would probably never think of.

Have you ever noticed that great ideas come to you in your sleep? They do! Maybe you’ve not been paying attention. As Neil Gaiman, author of several books, said, “[people] get ideas all the time. The only difference between writers and other people is that we notice when we’re doing it.” This holds true for other creatives as well.

To help you to get a better night’s sleep here a few quick tips:

Power down electronics! Yes we know, you think your phone (and other electronic devices) are extensions of yourself. They’ll still be there when you wake up. Power down at least an hour before bed time to help your mind unwind. extension

Ditch the caffeine! Caffeine is a stimulant and can help to keep you awake. Try not to drink any caffeinated beverages at least two hours before bedtime. If you feel like you NEED to have a hot drink before bed, try a non-caffeinated herbal tea. Chamomile is a good option.