September 12, 2016

Sleep for Success

By Marybeth Norcross

Did you know that sleeping is important for academic success? Me either. It turns out that sleep is vital to forming long-term memory. Getting a good night’s sleep lets the brain move information from short-term to long-term memory. So, while you may think staying up late to cram is going to be helpful, you’re actually better off going to bed and getting up early to review.

The Benefits of a Good Night’s Sleep, from TED-Ed, explains how sleep “resets” the brain. The video also explains how our brains form and retain memories .
required attribute "type" missing Think about it before you stay up all night cramming for an exam. Give your brain the sleep it needs to form the long-term memory you’ll need to be both academically and professionally successful.

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