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Sleep Disorders

24 January 2011

Memories take hold better during sleep

Research has shown that the brain works better at remembering things during sleep than during wakefulness at resisting attempts to scramble or corrupt a recent memory.

The best way to not forget a newly learned poem, card trick or algebra equation may be to take a quick nap, scientists surprised by their own findings.

Research on learning and the brain 

 

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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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