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Have you ever solved a coding issue in your sleep?

Survey period: 2 Mar 2020 to 9 Mar 2020

As in "you think of a solution" not "you can type in your sleep".

Yes, constantly. Evidently I think better unconscious10911.40
Occasionally a solution will come through sleep43345.29
Maybe once or twice23024.06
No, never.16216.95
Sleep? Who has time for that?222.30

GeneralNever while sleeping but yes with random thoughts Pin
Slacker0076-Mar-20 1:10
professionalSlacker0076-Mar-20 1:10 
GeneralWhere I do my best thinking Pin
Eek Ten Bears3-Mar-20 23:14
MemberEek Ten Bears3-Mar-20 23:14 
GeneralSleep?? Pin
Eddy Vluggen3-Mar-20 13:59
professionalEddy Vluggen3-Mar-20 13:59 
GeneralOther places Pin
agolddog3-Mar-20 6:30
Memberagolddog3-Mar-20 6:30 
GeneralMy view of how sleep works: Pin
maze32-Mar-20 23:12
professionalmaze32-Mar-20 23:12 
I think problem solving in my sleep works similar to a OS update:

You have all the required knowledge downloaded before going to sleep.
As you try to go to sleep, brain needs to power off a bunch of activities,
Sleep is like a low power state. some brain refactoring, but not much heavy active processing.

When waking up, the brain then really starts some stuff, the dreaming that happens just before waking.
Updates applied and start running, making changes.
That eureka moment is not special, its just the updates that you had ready before sleeping now running more optimised due to clearing out other active processes

GeneralRe: My view of how sleep works: Pin
Nelek3-Mar-20 10:32
protectorNelek3-Mar-20 10:32 
GeneralI tried to cut out sleep... Pin
Davyd McColl2-Mar-20 21:53
MemberDavyd McColl2-Mar-20 21:53 
GeneralRe: I tried to cut out sleep... Pin
Fabio Franco3-Mar-20 4:02
professionalFabio Franco3-Mar-20 4:02 
GeneralRe: I tried to cut out sleep... Pin
Greg Utas4-Mar-20 5:54
mvaGreg Utas4-Mar-20 5:54 
GeneralRe: I tried to cut out sleep... Pin
Davyd McColl6-Mar-20 3:11
MemberDavyd McColl6-Mar-20 3:11 
GeneralIt's a good thing I sleep... Pin
S Houghtelin2-Mar-20 6:07
professionalS Houghtelin2-Mar-20 6:07 
GeneralIn the shower Pin
Bassam Abdul-Baki2-Mar-20 5:25
professionalBassam Abdul-Baki2-Mar-20 5:25 
Generalon the drive home yes Pin
MarcusCole68332-Mar-20 5:21
professionalMarcusCole68332-Mar-20 5:21 
GeneralI call it twilight time Pin
bVagadishnu2-Mar-20 4:35
MemberbVagadishnu2-Mar-20 4:35 
GeneralRather, when trying to sleep, and why! Pin
W Balboos, GHB2-Mar-20 0:36
mveW Balboos, GHB2-Mar-20 0:36 
GeneralNever in a dream, but... Pin
Sander Rossel1-Mar-20 22:50
professionalSander Rossel1-Mar-20 22:50 
GeneralRe: Never in a dream, but... Pin
W Balboos, GHB2-Mar-20 3:14
mveW Balboos, GHB2-Mar-20 3:14 
GeneralRe: Never in a dream, but... Pin
Member 116273652-Mar-20 14:16
MemberMember 116273652-Mar-20 14:16 
GeneralRe: Never in a dream, but... Pin
Sander Rossel4-Mar-20 21:59
professionalSander Rossel4-Mar-20 21:59 
GeneralI even understood angular momentum in a dream Pin
den2k881-Mar-20 22:33
professionalden2k881-Mar-20 22:33 
GeneralMore than coding issues. Pin
GKP19921-Mar-20 19:07
professionalGKP19921-Mar-20 19:07 
GeneralSleep means Pin
Amit Joshi CP1-Mar-20 18:39
MemberAmit Joshi CP1-Mar-20 18:39 
GeneralRe: Sleep means Pin
Shao Voon Wong1-Mar-20 21:08
mvaShao Voon Wong1-Mar-20 21:08 
GeneralRe: Sleep means Pin
Amit Joshi CP1-Mar-20 21:17
MemberAmit Joshi CP1-Mar-20 21:17 
GeneralRe: Sleep means Pin
DJ van Wyk2-Mar-20 21:13
professionalDJ van Wyk2-Mar-20 21:13 

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