When you don’t get proper rest every night, it can hinder your creativity. And when you experience creativity struggles, it can impact your daily life, potentially interrupting your work and other activities planned for the day. Let’s take a look at how you can maximize your creativity by improving your sleep.

Why sleep is key for creativity 

When it comes to a healthy body and creative mind, you need sleep. But if you experience 17 to 19 hours of sleep deprivation, it can make you act as if your brain is under the influence of alcohol. In fact, you can experience 50% slower in overall performance. That is not ideal for being creative. 

Poor sleep has been linked with poor cognitive function, focus and concentration. It can also lead to low creativity, erratic behavior, inability to multitask and increased mistakes. Poor sleep has also been shown to contribute to high blood pressure, weakened immune system, weight gain, mood swings, paranoia and depression. 

It can also contribute to a higher risk of type 2 diabetes, stroke, cardiovascular disease, dementia and some cancers. In fact, at some point, your body will lose the ability to cope with lack of sleep.

Contact Dr. Mayoor Patel at Craniofacial Pain & Dental Sleep Center of Georgia for more information on how you can improve your sleep.