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12/17/2013 10:27 am ET

Famous Writers' Sleep Habits vs. Literary Productivity, Visualized

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"In both writing and sleeping," Stephen King observed in his excellent meditation on the art of "creative sleep" and wakeful dreaming, "we learn to be physically still at the same time we are encouraging our minds to unlock from the humdrum rational thinking of our daytime lives."

Over the years, in my endless fascination with daily routines, I found myself especially intrigued by successful writers' sleep habits -- after all, it's been argued that "sleep is the best (and easiest) creative aphrodisiac" and science tells us that it impacts everything from our moods to our brain development to our every waking moment.

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