We all know sleep is good. Not only does it feel good, it helps consolidate our memories, fixing them in the brain so we can retrieve them later.
But now, new research shows that sleep also seems to reorganize memories, by picking out the emotional details and reconfiguring the memories to help you produce new and creative ideas, according to the authors of an article in Current Directions in Psychological Science.
Hypnosis can help with those missing out on the correct amount of sleep. Sleep deprivation can be a major problem in our busy western society, and lack of sleep is the cause of a great many illnesses.