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    Sleep boosts lateral thinking
    Study shows the value of sleeping on a problem.
    22 January 2004
    MICHAEL HOPKIN


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    "Sleep on it" is standard advice to anyone agonizing over a tricky puzzle. A study of mathematical problem-solving has now shown that a good night's rest really does give you a fresh perspective.

    The discovery lends credence to the popular maxim that sleep stimulates lateral thinking, says Jan Born of the University of Lübeck, Germany, who led the
    http://www.nature.com/nsu/040119/040119-10.html
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