Why on earth would I want to wake up 30 minutes than I normally do? Who would want to miss out on more sleep? Many people might not be keen in the idea of waking up 30 minutes earlier – most might not even like the idea of waking up in the morning – but some experts have theorized that there’s this small little life hack that you might want to employ whenever you’re stumped on a problem you don’t know how to solve.
So yes, this article is about instructing and informing you how and why you should be setting your alarm to go off at 6:30 if you’re supposed to at 7. The whole idea here is that usually, our brains tend to come up with better, more cohesive, and more ingenious solutions in the early morning. There are two reasons for this.
Firstly, when you go to sleep, your brain processes information that it will likely find useful for the next day. If you’ve ever not slept, or had little sleep, this is one reason why you’re likely to not remember a fraction of things that transpired that day. This is also the reason behind the saying, “sleep on it” whenever you have a problem. Sometimes, the solution to our problems just pop up in our sleep.
Secondly, there have been numerous studies concerning a boost in creativity when our brains are somewhat impaired. Impaired, as in groggy, in a daze while still sleepy, but also applies to being a little tipsy or even drunk. In this state, our brains are less prone to think rationally, but in exchange, we’re much more creative. This allows our brains to form correlations between things that we normally wouldn’t even think about. In some cases, we have a “eureka!” moment.
Obviously, this doesn’t happen unless you try, though. Unless you’re actively trying to look for a solution, you’re most likely going to be disappointed. So, no, you can’t just set an alarm 30 minutes earlier, wake up to see if you have any ideas, and then go back to sleep when you don’t have any.
You’re going to actually have to write your thoughts down on paper, brainstorm a little, and see if you find any cohesion. It’s the state of “freedom of thinking” whilst writing that lets your thoughts flow seemingly endlessly onto paper. Maybe even write down anything you remember from your dream. Often, we dream about things that are most pressing to us. Write them down. Write them all down. And when our tip here has given you the solution you were looking for, don’t forget to thank us. 🙂