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Is Sleep the Solution to a Lack of Creativity?

Author: Nikki Jiang

Editor: Ivan Feng and Jasleen Matharu

Artist: Daisy Zheng

Creativity is a necessary trait for students and professionals. Creativity can help with problem-solving skills and critical thinking and is utilized by engineers, educators, artists, doctors, and many more. Do you remember the last time you experienced a lack of creativity? Writer's block and artist’s block are common causes of low-efficiency work. Sleep is proven to benefit alertness, the immune system, and heart rate. However, it turns out that sleep also affects our brain and creativity in ways we don’t expect.