Getting more sleep is high on the Wish List, if not the To-Do list, of most dissertation writers.
And so it is with me.
I always mean to go to bed earlier than I do, and I have all sorts of reasons for what keeps me up, some good, others not so much.
As I argued in “Sleep on It,” a tired brain doesn’t give you your best ideas, so why not go to bed and let your brain expand, develop, play with what you have given it? Your writing process needs that down time so that your brain can add its unique perspective to what you’ve just written.
I may watch BBC World News at midnight, and I may make some notes to think about in the morning, but I don’t trust my critical thinking and judgment after a certain hour.
To supplement my nightly sleep I…
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