The scientists that had established before that missing out on your sleep at night will put you at a disadvantage as regards studying abilities, because lack of sleep makes some brain regions stop functioning, go on with their investigation of the way sleep influences our mental abilities. Their next research proves that a nap during the day refreshes the brain and enhances the ability to take in information to a great extent.
Midday sleep clears away previously collected information that clogs the brain, explains lead researcher Matthew P. Walker, assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience at the University of California, Berkeley. Sleeping sets off a kind of an arranging process that archives the old stacks of information making way for the new stuff.
Better than that, Walker continues, sleep does not only give you the fresh ability of absorption, it adjusts your brain to a far better condition than that immediately before you went to sleep.
“You need to sleep before learning, to prepare your brain, like a dry sponge, to absorb new information,” he said.
There is a direct interrelation between how many hours you go without sleep and the speed your brain functions at, so you are well advised to revitalize it before it begins to shut down on you.
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