Sleep Crucial to Learning Retention

Yahoo daily news is reporting about two new studies in the December issue of Nature Neuroscience that show ‘…a good night’s sleep helps people retain some of what they learned that day…’ Which may sound obvious, but what the study also found was not: ‘…Sleep loss did not appear to make study participants forget what they learned…Instead, they seemed to miss out on a window of time in which sleep helps the brain mold information into lasting memories…people cannot make up for that critical night of sleep by
sleeping late on other days…Sleep…helps people “deal with information overload…’
All of which is a scathing indictment of current medical education and practice in which all-day-all-night-and-all-dayers are common.

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