If you think dreams are just fluffy fantasies you’re wrong. Dreams are full of meaning and can make you smarter and spur creativity by linking thoughts and
ideas you’d never connect when you’re awake, say experts. “The waking mind is thinking inside the box,” says Harvard Medical School Professor David Kahn. “The dreaming mind is thinking outside the box.” Dreams can spark insights and solutions to problems, as well as trigger new imaginative ideas. A sleeping Paul McCartney actually heard the music for the Beatles’ hit song “Yesterday” in a dream. He woke up and immediately wrote it down.