Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: Rare flesh-eating bacteria kill boy within days > Health-in-Motion Updated 17 October 2016 What’s the most potent study secret for students? What’s the most potent study secret for students? It may well be a well-timed nap. According to research published in the journal 'Psychological Science' earlier this year, getting some shut-eye in between study sessions can reduce the amount of time required to relearn things while at the same time resulting in much improved long-term retention of facts. Psychologists have known for some time that sleeping after learning is beneficial, but the new findings indicate that sleeping between two separate study periods makes this strategy even more effective. 0 More: Daily Dose: Rare flesh-eating bacteria kill boy within daysHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news Lifestyle This is why you have to pee so often in the morning Lifestyle SEE: The science of smartphone addiction Medical Can gene therapy be used to cure Aids? Lifestyle 2 general eyelash health issues and how to treat them News QUIZ: Which famous people said these outrageous things about health? Lifestyle From doing drugs in Khayelitsha to a mobile counselling practice From our sponsors Managing diabetes in the workplace Back-to-school with diabetes Discover treatments that can help reduce acne What can I do to reduce or remove acne marks? Live healthier Fact or myth? » Clearing up the confusion around coconut oil Coconut – the 'fruit of life' Can coconut oil really help you lose weight? Experts dish on the high-cal weight-loss tactic. Sobering perks! » 5 tips to avoiding a hangover Can you really be allergic to alcohol? Is giving up booze for a month actually worth it? Many people commit to "Dry January" – but does it do your body any good?