Sleep, Precious Sleep

I have 2 children. They are just 16 months apart, but they are definitely individuals. They do have a lot in common, but when it comes to sleep, well…. Let’s just say one has always known the value of a good night of sleep and the other hasn’t ever really been a fan. Personally, I love sleep. When you are little you may have looked at having to take a nap as a punishment. Along with read a book and take a bath, having to take a nap was not fun. Now, those three would make a perfect afternoon.

If you want to improve your learning and memory, metabolism and weight, safety, mood, cardiovascular health, and boost your immune system, you may want to consider making a concerted effort to improve your sleep.

The article linked here teaches us learning and memory are thought of in 3 functions: acquisition, consolidation, and recall. You do not make memories or actively recall them while you sleep, but memory consolidation appears to take place during sleep. One way to improve memory is to sleep well.

Please let us know how well you sleep in the comments. Tomorrow we will start looking at hints, real actions that we can take to improve our sleep. Time to work on that memory consolidation.

Sleep, Learning, and Memory

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