Why do killers and thieves sleep well? Do killers and thieves sleep better than innocent folks? It’s an interesting idea. Here are our top four reasons why killers and thieves are catching more Zs than the rest of us.

Top 4 Reasons Why Killers and Thieves Sleep Well

Why Killers and Thieves Sleep Well: They’re Sleeping on Your Brand-New Memory Foam Mattress

This could be quite literal if they’ve recently stolen a brand-new mattress! The point I’m trying to make is that some killers and thieves likely sleep well because they’ve been out killing and stealing. Whatever need or want drives them to kill or steal is being met. So, whether those thieves stole your mattress, flat-screen TV, or just a candy bar while the shop worker wasn’t looking, they could be getting a great night's sleep as a result. We all sleep better when we’re satisfied.

Why Killers and Thieves Sleep Well: No Guilt

A guilty conscience can wreak havoc on your mental state, giving you terrible nightmares and even preventing you from sleeping altogether. Therefore, it seems logical to suggest that those killers, thieves, and criminals that sleep well are most likely not feeling guilty, or perhaps they’ve just found a way to deal with that guilt. Either way, we can certainly learn from this. Before getting into bed yourself, put your guilty thoughts to bed. Try making amends or learning to forgive yourself.

Why Killers and Thieves Sleep Well: Strong Brains

We can control our movements, stopping and starting as we please. We do the same with talking, eating, and most physical actions we are capable of. So, why can’t we stop a thought as we please? It turns out, we can. We’re just not very good at it. The part of the brain that is responsible for removing and preventing thoughts from surfacing is a specific neurotransmitter. Scientists call the neurotransmitter GABA (gamma-Aminobutyric acid). The more of this you have, the better your mind is at stopping unwanted thoughts. Perhaps those criminals just have more GABA.

Why Killers and Thieves Sleep Well: They are the Monsters Under the Bed

Struggling to remember if you locked the door. Going over in your mind what to do if a killer actually broke into your home right now. These are difficult ideas to erase from your head when you’re trying to sleep. Of course, the actual killers and thieves know how break-ins go down, and how best to deal with intruders. No wonder they’re sleeping better. They remove the mystery and fear associated with killers and thieves by being one and experiencing it.