Creative people have more trouble sleeping

Creative people especially those working with art tend to have disturbed sleep causing them to experience difficulty in functioning during the day time, a new study has found.

It also found that verbally creative people tend to go to bed and wake up later than others, although they sleep for more number of hours.

“Visually creative people reported disturbed sleep leading to difficulties in daytime functioning,” said Neta Ram-Vlasov from the University of Haifa in Israel.

“In the case of verbally creative people, we found that they sleep more hours and go to sleep and get up later,” said Ram-Vlasov.

“The two types of creativity were associated with different sleep patterns. This strengthens the hypothesis that the processing and expression of visual creativity involves different psychobiological mechanisms to those found in verbal creativity ,” Ram-Vlasov added.