The Common Sleep Pattern That Kills Attention And Creativity

Posted on April 29, 2017

New research has found that regular sleep helps to boost your attention and creativity. Irregular sleep patterns, like reducing our sleeping hours and then “catching up” on our sleep later may lead to cognitive problems.

Dr Michael Scullin explained that when students are doing their term projects, they tend to reduce their sleeping hours and then rebound on sleep after their project ends. Even though staying up late to complete our required tasks and projects may seem to be way of life, it has been shown that the more irregular our sleep pattern is, the worse our cognition will be across the week. Students who had more regular sleep patterns had better ideas, concentration and better planning.

The students in the study are from interior design and staying up late to complete projects seems to be a norm for these students. This may be due to the lack of public awareness of this profession and the students in interior design are compelled to work harder to prove to the public that they are not the same as decorators. However, this type of thinking may lead to anxiety, depression and other mental health issues. With that being said, to live a fulfilling and meaningful life, it is important for us to manage our time well so that we can have a regular sleep pattern.

Category(s):Mental Health in Asia

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