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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Sir Poops and Hair Ball: ISWG-Sir Poops Says a Creative Mind Needs Sleep

Hello, Nice People!




It's just me today. Yeah. I'm in the bed where it smells like my Mummsy and Daddy-o. My stupid brother is roaming the house with his Pumpkin and Ball. He seems to be grumbling about  no one being here to play with him. Our parents are away at work.

I try to occupy my time with naps while they're away. Sleep is good for you. Especially for writers and artists, like myself.

Did you know that German scientists did a study? 'Its the first hard evidence supporting the common sense notion that creativity and problem solving appear to be directly linked to adequate sleep'. You can read the entire article here, by William McCall, at the Associated Press.

Sleep also helps to keep our immune systems healthy. While in dreamland, our bodies make something called Cytokines. When we're sick it helps us fight infections. You can find the article HERE from the Mayo Clinic .

Want to lose weight? Sleep. Want to keep the blues away? Sleep. Having writer's block? Sleep. I'm sure I could scour the internet for this information. ***yawns*** But I'm getting tried again.

I hope this encouraged all my writer buddies to take a nap if you need to. There are plenty of benefits from getting enough of them. So don't feel guilty. I sure don't. In fact, a nap sounds really good right about now.


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Lots of Licks!
Sir Poops

PS I posted early since Mummsy's been having some issues with her internet.


30 comments:

  1. And on that note, I'm going to bed!
    (Not really, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will be on soon...)

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  2. That's right, Sir Poops--it's also true that we live longer and lose more weight with adequate sleep. And I never get enough....

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    1. Lately, I never get enough either.

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  3. I have found that whenever I needed an idea for the story I'm writing, all I needed to do was take a nap or go to sleep. In the morning (or sometimes before I wake) I had the answer.
    And sleep or naps are good to keep the body healthy too!
    Very informative post!

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  4. You doggies always have the right idea about sleep. Great advice, SP! And you look so cute sleeping!

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    1. Thank you. Mummsy thinks so, too.

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  5. Naps are always a very welcome thing indeed.

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  6. .... and I think a nap is just what I need... but not now... I have to visit a few IWSG'ers first...
    So visits first - nap later!
    Hope you're well Shelly!

    Writer In Transit

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  7. So happy to meet you, Sir Poops. Your resemblance to our late puppy Sam is remarkable. Just looking at your photos lightened my heart. Happy IWSG.

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  8. I'm a big fan of sleep. Power naps during the day do wonders! ;)

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  9. Hi guys,

    Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet superstar, who is have a well deserved nap, wants you to know it isn't just people who read your pawsts! :)

    Penny's alleged person,

    Gary :)

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  10. I totally agree about getting sleep. I've got to have 7 hours to write anything -- but 8 hours if I want to write anything good! I hope everyone in your house is getting enough sleep, too. :)

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    1. Mummsy 'a been going to bed earlier and staying in it until 6. She says her job kicks her butt.

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  11. Well, then, I think I'll sleep. I do so enjoy it and am looking forward to sleeping through another school vacation.

    http://joycelansky.blogspot.com

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    1. That would be a great way to spend a vaycay. But you would miss an awful lot.

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  12. I love my sleep. :) I'll have to check out that article.

    P.S. You won last the ebook and Amazon card from my last SAS giveaway. I just need your email to send you everything. :)

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    1. I will send you an email. Thank you.

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  13. I agree with SP on the sleep! I wish I could sleep the next 10 weeks away and not have to worry about craving a cig or gaining weight.

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  14. As someone who recently suffered a bout of insomnia, I agree with everything you've said. Another sap to creativity is negativity. We need sleep and laughter!

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  15. Plenty of rest I totally agree with, though the benefit of taking a nap has always eluded me. I've read that President Kennedy took 5-minute naps that kept his sharp so that is definitely in agreement with your advice. Thanks, Shelly!

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  16. Fifteen minute ones do me good.

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Let me know what you think.