Sleep to solve a problem


Staff member
As we sleep, our brains process and help synthesize the events of the day, so when we wake up, we may have a different take on tough problems.
"Sleep on it. Things will look better in the morning."

This advice, often given by a parent, is said with love and good intentions, but it still makes us roll our eyes, because we just want to go to sleep — not think, not assess options. We certainly don’t want to wait until tomorrow.