Monday, November 15, 2010

Good Sleep Makes Memory Sharper

Complete neuron cell diagram. Neurons (also kn...Image of Nerve Cell, Neuron Sleep gives many things, starting from dream to clue to solve problems. Sometimes, it gives innovative ideas. Humans spend a lot of time in sleep in their lives.
Some study till late in the night thinking that they are utilizing time and can remember more. But they may be wrong. Adequate sleep is required to rejuvenate the mind and consolidate the memory; on the other hand sleep deprivation increases inflammatory markers in the body; those commonly seen in different diseases.
It has been seen that sleep deprivation may be the cause of increased heart attacks, type II diabetes and obesity. Also, it may cause attention deficit and irritability in the following morning.
 Main health effects of sleep deprivation (See ...Image via Wikipedia
It has been seen that during sleep brain consolidates memories by increasing the level of protein to fix those in the nerve cells located in the specific areas of brain to retrieve them later. Researchers point out that sleep also seems to reorganize memories picking up the emotional details experienced in the day and reconfigure those. That can help to produce creative and new ideas at times.
In sleep brain analyzes the data of the whole day, picks up most important and crucial information; and stores those.
Those who get good sleep are good learners.
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