Never go to sleep without a request to your subconscious.
A sleeping brain is a fascinating machine. When you sleep, your subconscious continues to churn out, performing many activities – including replaying and strengthening your memories.
As a consequence, many ended up wondering whether there is any merit in the idea of sleep learning.
I can’t help but think of Brave New World by Aldous Huxley and his eerie description of subliminal conditioning during sleep. And it turns out that hypnopaedia wasn’t quackery. In 2015 a team of scientists in Paris created a new memory in a mouse while it was sleeping. Animals and humans may indeed have the ability to absorb information during sleep. Before we get into full Inception territory, though, it’s worth noting that Edison was pointing at something different. Something that can definitely help you unleash your creativity.
Unlock Your Subconscious for Creativity
Have you ever had the sensation that the solution to a problem simply popped in your head when you weren’t even thinking about it? Maybe while driving or taking a shower? It looks like you get a creativity boost when you’re relaxed and slightly distracted. That’s because your subconscious loves to work in the background while your body performs easy tasks. Edison suggests that we can intentionally direct the power of our subconscious brain to be creative during sleep. How?
Try this simple method. Before going to bed, think about one of your goals. Maybe you’re struggling with a work project, or you don’t get someone’s intentions. Ask yourself several questions about that issue. Make some “requests” – in Edison’s words. Write down those questions and try to be as specific as you can. While you’re sleeping, your subconscious will be working on them.
After Waking Up
Scientists found out that the conscious part of your brain is at its best immediately following sleep. Rather than picking up your phone and looking for notifications that overwhelm your brain, go back to your list of questions. Write down whatever comes to mind. What you’re striving to do is mixing up and combining the efforts of your conscious and unconscious mind. Your unconscious is making new, surprising connections that you’re now ready to pick up.
Practice Makes Perfect
Sure, you’ll need some practice to master this skill. But with consistency, you can get quite good at achieving creative bursts. With this simple exercise, you can take full advantage of your brain to visualize where you want to go and how to get there.
Brainpower Music for Sleep
You can also increase the efficiency of your subconscious brain by improving the quality of your sleep. While there are several ways to do that, one of the easiest is trying some brain power music for sleeping. We’ve got you covered.