Sara Mednick

In this episode of “Chasing Sleep”, hosts Katie Lowes and Adam Shapiro dive into the connection between sleep and creativity, exploring the value of quality sleep to the creative process. Sara C. Mednick, author of "The Power of the Downstate" and "Take a Nap! Change Your Life" [and UCI professor of cognitive science] explains how specific sleep phases like REM sleep influence physiological processes and brain waves to enhance creativity. “In REM sleep, you actually have this brain state where your creativity can flower – you can make these wild associations,” says Mednick.

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