3.04.2013

Sleep, knowledge and brain development




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Sleep Reinforces Learning: Children’s Brains Transform Subconsciously Learned Material Into Active Knowledge

Studies of adults have shown that sleeping after learning supports the long-term storage of the material learned

Children's sleep or, to put it better, everyone should have enough sleep time so that our daily experiences are properly assimilated and organized in our brains.

Don't let yourself fool by the romantics.

“Six hours’ sleep for a man, seven for a woman, and eight for a fool,” Napoleon famously prescribed.
And...

This myth that early risers are good people and that late risers are lazy has its reasons and merits in rural societies but becomes questionable in a modern 24/7 society. The old moral is so prevalent, however, that it still dominates our beliefs, even in modern times. The postman doesn’t think for a second that the young man might have worked until the early morning hours because he is a night-shift worker or for other reasons. He labels healthy young people who sleep into the day as lazy — as long sleepers. This attitude is reflected in the frequent use of the word-pair early birds andlong sleepers [in the media]. Yet this pair is nothing but apples and oranges, because the opposite of early is late and the opposite of long is short.

Now we get it.  
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