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Sleep Disorders

08 November 2010

Deep sleep good for learning

A new study showed that brain activity data collected from volunteers in a sleep group showed that deep sleep helped strengthen their memories of new words.

If you're trying to learn a new word, you may want to sleep on it, a new study suggests.

The brain activity data collected from the volunteers in the sleep group showed that deep sleep (slow-wave sleep) helped strengthen their memories of new words.

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Dr Alison Bentley is a general practitioner who has consulted in sleep medicine and sleep disorders, in both adults and children of all ages, for almost 30 years. She also researches and publishes on a number of sleep-related topics both in formal research journals and lay publications including as editor of Sleep Matters, an educational newsletter on sleep disorders for doctors.

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