Strange Sleeping Experiences
Sudden enlightenment during sleep
How it feels: Sometimes we can’t find a solution to a problem for a long time, and so we constantly think about it. And then, in a dream, the brain gives us a clue. Now the most important part is to remember it.Dmitri Mendeleev, a Russian chemist, was obsessed with creating a periodic table of elements — and then he saw it in a dream. Something similar happened with the chemist August Kekulé when he dreamed of a formula for benzene.
Why it happens: Sometimes our subconscious already knows the answer, although it has not yet reached consciousness. During sleep, the subconscious is more active and could provide the insight. Sleep is great, but sometimes it comes with even more perks.