The science of sleep and the effects on memory have long been the subject of many scientific studies. While the science of sleep continues to evolve, we do know that one of the underlying keys to a great memory is being a great sleeper. The way the brain manages memory reorganization during sleep protect memories compared to periods of wakefulness. The period of sleep when memory reorganization is occurring also improves performance and may also encourage creativity.
Ever wonder why some of your peers may perform better at certain activities involving memory? The key may be that they are a great sleeper. Over a long period of time, disrupted sleep night after night can really take its toll. If you have a presentation or a test, it is important to get a good night’s sleep ahead of time.
All day long, we are experiencing different things such as what someone says to us, songs we listened to, food we eat, and things we learn. Once we fall asleep the brain replays these experiences, creates neurons and organizes your experiences for long-term retrieval. This critical time of sleep helps you recall what you have learned and experienced much later.
You know how hard it is to get through the day when you are extremely sleep deprived. You can’t focus, you feel irritated at the smallest thing, and you may feel in a bad mood or even sad. Yet when you awake feeling rested you feel more upbeat, more relaxed and more focused which is when your performance is at its peak. This is why it is imperative that sleep disorders such as sleep apnea be addressed. There are really no exceptions. Sleep is that important to your quality of life and long-term memory.
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