Since having my son over 2 years ago, I have noticed my memory deteriorate significantly. I sometimes joke that my little guy took my memory for himself because his ability to remember things is unbelievable.
MSNBC has an interesting article, that covers a new study just released on “power naps.”
The connection between sleep and learning is something that researchers have only recently pinpointed, but many people know from their own experience — such as the mathematician who says he’s going to sleep on a problem and has a Eureka! moment upon nodding off.
Researchers go on to say that:
During sleep, the brain “gets rid of what you don’t need so that during the next period of wakefulness, you’re ready to acquire more information.”
Can you believe that I could possibly get my brain back between 3:00 and 3:06? It sounds too good to be true…