Learning and sleep or why you should let your employees nap

Sleep, learning, and memory are very intricate psychological phenomena that to this day are not fully comprehended. However, there are quite a few studies that prove that the quantity, and more important, the quality of sleep have a huge impact on learning and memory.

Healthy sleep is essential for optimal learning and memory function. Sleep is known to aid learning and memory in at least two ways. First, it’s a well-known fact that somebody suffering from sleep deprivation is unable to focus and as a result cannot learn efficiently. Second, it is in our sleep that the cementing of memory takes place, which is essential for learning new information.

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