#BrainFactMonday โ€“ Why Do Solutions To Problems Arise Around Bedtime?

Posted on 19th February 2024

Ever wonder solutions to problems and brilliant ideas often strike as soon as you wake up in the early morning and/or right before falling asleep rather than when you need them at work? ๐Ÿ˜จ

This #BrainFactMonday takes you into the fascinating world of your brain! ๐Ÿง 

Research suggests that during these quieter moments, with fewer stimuli and heightened introspection, the brain's ๐——๐—ฒ๐—ณ๐—ฎ๐˜‚๐—น๐˜ ๐— ๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ ๐—ก๐—ฒ๐˜๐˜„๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ธ (๐——๐— ๐—ก), responsible for creative thinking and problem-solving, seems to thrive. It does so when the world around us is less demanding.

๐—˜๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—น๐˜† ๐—บ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ๐˜๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ฒ provide a unique setting for the DMN to activate, allowing for free-flowing thoughts and connections between seemingly unrelated ideas. In contrast, the structured environment of the workday can limit these creative breakthroughs.

So, next time a brilliant idea pops up when you wake up (or, as it often happens, during your morning shower) or before you fall asleep, be quick in capturing it on paper (not on your phone!) so that you can leverage on the following day. โœ๏ธ

The more you do this, the more ๐—ฒ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ you will collect that those ideas are great and that you can trust your DMN, enhancing your self-esteem! ๐Ÿ“ˆ

Does this happen to you? (I constantly fall asleep with some interesting insights, to not mention how many ideas cross my mind as soon as I wake up! and I love that!) ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’ก

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