Convert Sleep to Inspiration & Problem Solving

Time for a wonderful, relaxing nap.. or is it?

Basically, today, I would like to talk about how sleep can be utilized for more than just its common purpose.

The Body Sleeps | The Mind Travels

Seriously, if you are the type of person who has vivid dreams like me, this will hit home with you.

First off, let’s begin with the concept that during our ZzZzZ time it is possible for our brain processing to continue. I’ve experienced it myself at multiple occasions in various ways. So if you are asking for proof, well, it’s standing right.. at the other side of your laptop.

Holding Onto The Thought

So lets get to the point.

Lets say there’s some form of computing or creative challenge going on in our minds. Normally, all sorts of such thoughts, including worrying which deserves another chapter on its own, tend to keep as awake; it’s the only way we can keep processing them lucidly. At worst, they won’t let our minds relax in order to get lost in that dream world.. or momentary abyss.

Holding onto the thought is one thing.. a good one. We focus. The more we do this the more we program ourselves, from the highest to the lowest level all working as one for one goal, optimizing all efforts for that unfolding truth.

Relaxing, however, is another.. and these two seem to counteract each other..

Set Your Subconscious Free

A repeating thought can always turn into some form of second nature. In techy terms this can actually take the form of something like a background process to which we become accustomed.. like breathing. We breath to keep on living.. We think to keep on solving..

As the thought enters the layer of our subconscious it is easier for the mind to release and relax while still this thought or process is quite active. This eventually will lead to sleep while still processing this thought.. and that is when.. or should I say where.. the magic happens!

Faster (Experience)

In just a few words, searching for some form of a solution to a computing or creative challenge can be executed faster in the realm of sleep since our brain does not process things in the serial manner it normally does – the so called trail of thought.. It’s not the first time you just woke up and can’t quite place the events you just “witnessed” in order, now can you?

Eye-Opening (Experience)

What about examining or conceiving an idea via a new perspective, a new way of thinking.. or discussing it with or simply having it being dictated by otherworldly entities..

Who knows.. It could happen..

Problem solving – there you go.

Inspiration – there you go.


“OMG! I just woke up and it somehow came to me – I I I * stutters for a moment * can connect the dots.. I I I * stutters for a moment * It’s possible..”

Sounds familiar? If not, maybe it’s time for some Zs..

Hashtag: #PowerNap

A Small Step For..

So, a couple of minutes later you may find yourself thinking that you are back to square one.. Or are you? You know, even if you try 1000 different ways to achieve something there’s always you can learn from it – and that is that those 1000 ways don’t work so they are routes you won’t be taking again or you may be readjusting on your next thought.. trail.. Oh my God – see what I did just there? Way / Route / Thought Trail?..


Cutting to the chase: It may seem you are where you started but in fact you are moving forward. Your thoughts mature, not only at the conscious level but also at the subconscious one.

Hungry For More?

Of-course? Eat it!

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Bonus thought for the advanced: Sleeping with books you’d like to read around you..

Focus & Creativity using 8-Bit Music

What’s your flavor?

So, you want to focus and be creative? What is it that you are trying to do? Studying? Programming? Designing? Problem Solving? Innovation? Repetitive Donkey Work? (like most jobs?)

Look no further, for we may have found the right booster for you.

* Drum roll *

It’s 8-Bit Chip-Tune Music

Why? How? Let’s get right into the details.


So, how can 8-Bit chip-tune music actually help in focus?

Specifically Designed

If you think the old days game music was some form of random generated, not well-thought-out creation.. please try again.

In fact, game music is designed in such a way so that it can be enjoyed in both foreground and background contexts. It can be enjoyed as a solo masterpiece but also as a background theme having audible room for simultaneous game world sounds occurring.

Even further, the music itself tries to keep the player alert and to the point on what he or she is actually trying to accomplish without distracting from the cause but assisting due to its repetitive pattern which slowly grows on and embeds to your brain.

Repetitive patterns

Chip-tunes at their core have repetitive note patterns which are pretty catchy. Music and generally sound on its own can mask undesirable distractions; a good thing. However, up-beat non-distracting mainstream music is hard to find since its purpose is not to focus on doing something else but to pay attention to itself.

The repetition of 8-bit-like game music assists in becoming second nature. Its tempo can keep you in a loop of feeling alert, motivated and on the path of achievement while not necessarily telling you anything specifically you are supposed to do or feel.

Catchy Tunes | Recognizable Patterns

If there’s one thing missing from modern game music is the emphasis on an epic, emotional and catchy theme to seal the deal of a polished production. Unmemorable themes, which probably even cost more to produce, but no distinctive character.

No Lyrics

Lyrics usually shout: “Pay attention to what I am saying”. This can be is distracting.

In chip-tune music, there are no such obstacles. Maybe some modern vocalizations but still they participate as instruments rather than as lyrics.


So, how can 8-Bit chip-tune music actually help in creativity?

Nostalgia | Emotion

In case you don’t know by now, no matter what they tell you or you tell me, emotion is a very powerful force – in every single context. Just because we are conditioned to transform it, mute it or even kill it to get things done as we are expected to does not mean the underlying force is there..

Why do I suddenly sound so Darth Vader-ish? Totally unintentional.

Nostalgia is another driving force of emotion. It can be an uplifting force and in fact motivating to recover that childhood and carefree energy lost through the years or worldly trouble and disappointment..s.

8-Bit chip-tune means nostalgia. You do the math. Period.

Exit the Low | Enter the Higher

Has anyone been listening to the borderline constant garbage being shoved down our.. ears on the media with polished mainstream music glorifying selfishness, sex and money? Oh, are you offended? Good, cause all that is conditioning and numbing our creative spirit along with our endless possibilities; we should all take heed.

8-Bit chip-tune music is further from this reality and closer to fantasy and generally thinking outside the box. That can assist in escaping the density of daily life, connect you with other creators, the composers, and in turn help you tune in to a higher, ethereal thought realm.

Scared of going “crazy”; How about “socially unfit”?

It’s OK; one thought at a time..

Hungry for More?

Eat it * wink *

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