How sleep washes away our worries

Lots of us have experienced the turmoil of worrying thoughts creeping in after we go to bed at night. What did I actually tell my friend about her husband tonight? Was she a little offended? And was that look from my boss a sign that she was dissatisfied with my presentation today? But upon waking the next day, we often find that the worries have been washed away during the night. We’re able to smile at an something that felt like a big deal the night before. So what’s going on in the brain while we sleep?

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About Giorgio Bertini

Research Professor. Founder Director at Learning Change Project - Research on society, culture, art, neuroscience, cognition, critical thinking, intelligence, creativity, autopoiesis, self-organization, rhizomes, complexity, systems, networks, leadership, sustainability, thinkers, futures ++
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