Many people choose to “sleep on it” when wrestling with a tough decision, but until recently, there has been little evidence to show that the method works. However, new research suggests that there may be more to the phrase than just expecting a little bit of good luck.
A study conducted by an assistant professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst now shows that the mind does more than just dream during sleep, according to HealthDay News. The data was able to determine that the brain also processes events that happened throughout the day as it rests.
Michael Anch, a sleep researcher, told the news source that his data aligns with other studies that hint at sleep being the key to making better decisions. The expert said that sleep allows you to process information in various parts of the brain through an extended period of time, which cannot occur when attempting to make an immediate decision.