Learning and Sleep

Sleep might help you solve problems better

USA Today article reporting on research suggesting that problem solving thought is enhanced with sufficient sleep.

American Psychological Association article on value of “sleeping on it”

“Recent studies show that both slow-wave and REM sleep are important for consolidating learning and memory–and perhaps even for solving intractable problems.”

Practicing in your sleep?

While you’re sleeping, are you practicing information you learned during the day?

How snoozing makes you smarter

Scientific American article discussing how learning and problem solving occur when we’re sleeping.