Studies suggest that your memories are solidified while you sleep. Your brain does a lot of work during your rest–almost like it is busy filing and making sense of everything you’ve discovered while you were awake. When you’ve learned a new concept or information that you want to retain, consider taking a nap or reviewing it right before going to bed. This will give your brain the best chance to assimilate the new information.
Claire Tompkins says
Napping is gaining more and more validity as a tool for productivity, health, and memory. I blogged about the benefits of napping recently and quoted a great Boston Globe article about it. Even napping for just a few minutes can help.
I Can Haz Surz? says
> Studies suggest that…
Ohh, please don’t go down that slippery slope to the newsclip format without any reliable basis.
**Give us references if you cite a study** — there are sooooo many studies done in a really abominable quality (bad methodology, biases abund, wrong conclusions,…) and the media just present the bits with the highest attention binding potential.
Mark Shead says
@Surz – Sorry for not referencing a study. This is actually something I’ve seen published multiple times over the past 10 years, so I didn’t have a specific study to cite.
@ Mark – I understand this is not a science edu blog. But still… “Spinach contains high amounts of iron”, remember when *everybody* knew it was true? I’d check at least for 1 authority on the subject, or Wikipedia.
However – I do know why I read your great blog :-) It gives me a lot of good ideas to have ready when needed. Thanks for that!