Sleep May Protect Memory

Those late night study sessions may seem last minute but it might be the best way to ace that test.

A study of nearly 50 people found those who were taught word pairs in the evening were able to remember more of them after a full night of sleep.

That is compared to people taught the words in the morning and asked to recall those 12 hours later.

Based on this study, experts say sleep may serve to protect memories and they hope to use this information to help patients with sleep disorders and dementia.

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