Spark Creativity with Thomas Edison’s Napping Technique

Scientific American

Dec. 9, 2021


Edison may have relied on slumber to spur his creativity. The inventor is said to have napped while holding a ball in each hand, presuming that, as he fell asleep, the orbs would fall to the floor and wake him. This way he could remember the sorts of thoughts that come to us as we are nodding off, which we often do not recall. Sleep researchers now suggest that Edison might have been on to something.

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