That sleep would be good for memory was already known, but why sleep is good for memory and how this worked just could be speculated so far.
There seems to have been a change now. American and Chinese researchers claim to have unraveled this issue.
Sleep promotes learning and memory
Their research has shown that new connections between brain cells are being built ( synapses ) during certain sleep phases . Their report shows that sleeping is even more important for learning and remembering things than learning themselves. Even the most intensive training can not compensate enough sleep. Either way you can study intensively for days and learn nothing if you do not sleep. Little note … this has been shown by examinations on the brain of mice .
Mice had to learn a new art (on top of a rotating line), and the mice who were allowed to sleep well afterwards were found to remember the art because they could build up the synapses needed. This could be seen through the use of advanced microscopic techniques that they could watch the mice after the “training” in the living brain. Thus they could see the differences between the mice that were allowed to sleep and the mice that were kept out of sleep.
Sleep helps in studying
The study found that mice who “learned” for 1 hour and then were allowed to sleep even performed better than mice who learned 3 hours and then were kept waker.
In order to remember things, it is better to sleep well. For students and students, it is therefore advisable to sleep well in the evening after learning, rather than all night by drawing an exam!
Sleep your smart!
So, by way of example , you can better learn half of the tent material and sleep well, then spend the whole night learning all the dust without sleeping. (Students / students: This is not an excuse not to learn all the material. Just start on time: P)