Monday, May 15, 2006

Faced with a major decision? Sleep on it

It's always interesting when a scientific study proves something we already knew intuitively.

Complex decisions are best left to your unconscious mind to work out, according to a new study, and over-thinking a problem could lead to expensive mistakes.


The research suggests the conscious mind should be trusted only with simple decisions, such as selecting a brand of oven glove. Sleeping on a big decision, such as buying a car or house, is more likely to produce a result people remain happy with than consciously weighing up the pros and cons of the problem, the researchers say.


—Mellow Monk


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