Marie A. Diaz-Cervo
3 min readOct 25, 2020


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Sleep is similar to time out when you have to deal with a problem; it can disturb your life. You are dealing with a problem, and life continues, which means the problem adds another layer to your everyday life. Nowadays, take the coronavirus pandemic, which is a problem that people have to deal with, students still need to do their school works, and people still need to have food, shelters, and some normalcy. The people in NYC, NJ, CT, and PA have a curfew in effect; people are not allowed to be outside after 8 pm. People are not at work, and they will not receive a paycheck if they are not permanent employees. We also have to keep our elderly and people underline health issues safe because they are more susceptible to die from the covid-19.
Sleep help put people’s mind at ease, and they can deal with the problem, and they can come up with solutions to problems. They can make progress, and sleep is essential when you have to solve problems. A good night’s sleep can be like a miracle; people are not in a great mood when they are not sleeping enough. Rest is; like incubation because it deals with times.

According to the Gestalt approach,” the mind has an inherent tendency to organize incoming information, and these organizational processes are the defining feature of cognition. So, rather than a mindless playing out of associations that gradually build up over time, problem-solving involves a restructuring or reorganization of problem elements that result in asudden realization of the solution.” Robinson-Riegler, B., & Robinson-Riegler, G. L. (2012).
Yes, experts are better at solving problems than non-experts because they know which approach to take with each issue and also understand the personality of each person. They know that people are different, and most of them want to get their problems to solve. Based on the text, “The core of problem solving is memory — the long-term memory that allows for the storage of domain-related general knowledge and specific episodes and the immediate memory that allows for quick and efficient online processing of problem information.” Robinson-Riegler, B., & Robinson-Riegler, G. L. (2012).
Are there individual differences in problem-solving abilities? For instance, is working memory’s capacity linked to one’s ability to solve problems?
Not everyone has the ability to solve the problem, and each person has a different personality; for example, some people like to argue with others while some people do not want to talk. Some people believe that times heal problems, and others think you need to face the problem head-on.

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Marie A. Diaz-Cervo

ABA therapist | Published Writer | Consultant