The beauty of sleep and then awakening is the break we get from our steady stream of analysis and reasoning. I utilize this paradigm, like most all of us do, when I get stuck on a problem I leave it for a bit and then come back to it from a different mental or emotional place than when I left. Sometimes the very act of leaving and coming back is all I need to break through. Much like my new awakening every new day. What I learn form this is that information overload is natural for us and our minds can only handle so much before our minds are unable to process in a consistently efficient way. The rest or diversion from one reality to something else is literally part of how we can better function as evolving human beings.
We keep discovering our potential in ever increasing magnificent ways but the one constant is that our minds need to be fresh. Our biology dictates that rest is crucial to maintaining a fresh approach so it is with us when we awaken. Our minds get a chance to have a new day to start all over again, while not losing what we already have stored in our memories. If most are like me then the chance to get the day right is always a challenge but given that we are an information gathering species able to reason, analyze and conclude, the chances for us to get it right increases with each passing day.