The Reasons to Get Some Proper Sleep

sleep memory function

Your body may be resting while you sleep, but your brain is pretty busy! During sleep, you actually solidify memories and even “practice” skills you learned that day! It’s a process called consolidation, and makes the habit of pulling all-nighters before tests make less sense.

“If you are trying to learn something, whether it’s physical or mental, you learn it to a certain point with practice,” says Dr. Rapoport, an associate professor at NYU Langone Medical Center. “But something happens while you sleep that makes you learn it better.”

Staying awake too long can impair your ability to drive – find out more, next!

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