Why Sleeping In Can Actually Make You More Productive and Creative
It’s no secret that our society values early birds over night owls. Many of us have been conditioned to believe that waking up early means we’re more productive and more successful. But what if I told you that this notion is not entirely true?
In fact, there is a growing body of evidence that suggests sleeping in can actually have numerous benefits. By following your natural sleep patterns and getting the amount of sleep you want, you’re doing your fair share for humanity’s evolution. You’re also paving the way for a more innovative and creative society.
Here are just a few reasons why sleeping in could actually make you more productive and creative.
Breaking the Norm
When you choose to hit the snooze button and get the amount of sleep you want instead of waking up early like everyone else, you’re breaking the norm. In a world of patterns and programs, you’re living progressively. You’re deviating from the standard circadian rhythm pattern of our ancestors, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing.
Research has found that those who deviate from this rhythm tend to be more intelligent and creative. And when you’re making your own choices about when to get up, you’re actually creating new evolutionary patterns that progress the human race.
A study called “Why night owls are more intelligent” proposes that ancient ancestors likely did not participate in routine nocturnal activities. And those who do stay up late to burn the midnight oil are more likely to be intelligent. This study found that “evolutionary novel” people are more intelligent for defying their genetic predisposition to obey their circadian rhythm.
Creativity and Problem Solving
Studies have shown that creative problem solving generally comes from a non-conventional attitude to look for alternative solutions. Early risers may wake up early, but the late risers wake up more creative. The world needs this creativity to develop innovative solutions.
If you consider yourself a night owl, be proud of the fact that you’re more likely to score higher than an early riser on an inductive reasoning test. This means that you have a higher general intelligence and academic performance.
Letting Your Creativity Shine
When you rid your mind of any negative connotations associated with sleeping in and late-night thinking, you’re more likely to be a high income earner. The University of Madrid made the connection that scoring higher on an inductive reasoning test is linked to higher income.
A study conducted by the University of Southampton proved that those who stay up late at night are increasingly more likely to live comfortably, have more intellectual jobs, as well as possess a vehicle.
So don’t feel guilty for hitting the snooze button and sleeping in. Instead, embrace your natural sleep patterns and let your creativity shine.
It’s time to rethink our society’s obsession with waking up early. Sleeping in is not a sign of laziness, but a natural preference that can actually make you more productive and creative.
By breaking the norm and deviating from the standard circadian rhythm pattern, you’re creating new evolutionary patterns that progress the human race. You’re also letting your natural creativity and problem-solving skills shine, which is essential for the innovation our society needs.
So, the next time you choose to hit the snooze button and sleep in, know that you’re doing your fair share for humanity’s evolution. And, most importantly, you’re doing what’s best for you.