Sleep & Creativity
January 5th 2016
The majority of studies on sleep creativity have shown that sleep can facilitate insightful behavior and flexible reasoning, and there are several hypotheses about the creative function of dreams. On the other hand, a few recent studies have supported a theory of creative insomnia, in which creativity is significantly correlated with sleep disturbance.
- Jack Nicklaus had a dream that allowed him to correct his golf swing.
- Robert Louis Stevenson dreamt the plot for Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyd.
- Paul McCartney discovered the tune for "Yesterday" in a dream
- Mary Shelley's Frankenstein was inspired by a dream.
For more information go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sleep_and_creativity