“Sleep On It” Isn’t Just A Saying

Many people report that when they wake after a good night’s sleep, they find solutions and ideas they hadn’t been able to think of the day before.

An article on the Medical News Today website explains why. According to neuroscientists, sleep is essential for consolidating memories. Insufficient or poor sleep makes the synapses in your brain less effective, which interferes with your ability to learn and sort information.

Recent studies also suggest that taking a quick nap, or even just resting quietly for 10 minutes or so, can help new information settle into your memory so you can access it more readily afterwards.

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