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Rebel In Progress With Rachel Matthews

Apr 26, 2020 

What impact does sleep have on creativity and innovation?

How do we form new ideas?

Are you a lark or an owl?

My guest this week on Creative Connections podcast is Dr Katharina Lederle. She is a chronobiologist and sleep expert with a PhD in Human Sleep & Circadian Physiology. She is the Founder of Somnia and a practising Consultant Sleep Therapist.

She has helped many people with insomnia and has advised national and international airlines, emergency helicopter services and petrochemical and mining companies around the world on the issues of insomnia, fatigue and sleep deprivation.

We discuss the topic of sleep and creativity. She helps us to understand more about our sleep patterns and, most importantly, how to improve our sleep quality.

A summary of our discussion:

  • How stress affects the brain and the impact on creative-thinking
  • The different chronotypes and how these adapt with our modern lifestyles with the impact of tech and sedentary living
  • How we form new ideas during sleep
  • Improving sleep to support your chances of innovation and creativity