recent study published in New Scientist claims that "Complex
decisions are best left to your unconscious mind to work out." In
other words, the old common sense advice—sleep on it—is actually
supported by brain research.
What you need to do is to
consider the various parts of the complex task before you
go to bed. Your unconscious mind will work away on the problem
overnight. The article goes on to say that "the unconscious mind
appears able to ponder over all the information and produce a
decision that most people remain satisfied with." It also says
that trying to force a decision results in an "unsatisfactory
Why not try sleeping on it the
next time you have a complex article or essay to write? It can't
hurt and it most certainly could help. Sweet dreams!
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