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Sleep and Memory

Does Poor Sleep Lead To Dementia?

Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine | Posted 06.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine

As we age, and our natural sleep architecture becomes increasingly fragmented, we should all be doing what we can to try and get a good night's sleep.

How Sleep Patterns In Midlife Impact Memory Later On

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 05.01.2014 | Fifty

Sleeping too much or too little in midlife can impact one's memory later in life, a new study suggests. In addition, those whose sleep patterns have c...

How Sleeping Pills Affect Memory

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 05.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

For most people, the best long-term strategy is to develop a strong, sustainable sleep routine that does not rely on prescription sleep medication. There's no question this takes work, but the rewards are worth it. Your sleep, your overall health -- and perhaps your memory -- will be better for it.

The Consequences Of Skimping On Sleep

Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine | Posted 09.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine

A lack of adequate sleep has become an integral part of our modern world, but not without consequences. Sleep is the last thing we get to at the end of a busy day, and it is the first to be sacrificed when a lack of time demands it. What is the harm of not getting quite enough sleep?

Why Sleep Is Instrumental In Memory

| Posted 04.16.2013 | Healthy Living

By Christie Nicholson (Click here for the original article and podcast) Want to remember something? Sleep on it. A recent study finds that the ...

Why Getting A Good Night's Sleep Is More Important Than Ever

Posted 01.28.2013 | Fifty

The importance of a good night's sleep can never be overstated, with the regenerative body process linked to a number of chronic diseases, including o...

How Does Sleep Affect Emotional Well-Being?

Ina E. Djonlagic, M.D. | Posted 12.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Ina E. Djonlagic, M.D.

We often sacrifice sleep because of long workdays that spill over into our "leisure time," because we're watching late-night TV, and sometimes because that is the only time that we have to ourselves after we put the kids to bed.

Sleep Problems May Contribute To Cognitive Decline

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 10.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

A group of studies, all conducted independently, have reached a similar sobering conclusion: Sleep problems -- including several common sleep difficulties faced by millions of people on a regular basis -- may, over time, lead to cognitive impairment and even dementia.

The Link Between Sleep And Learning

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 10.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Do you ever feel forgetful and a little sluggish of mind? Do you wish you could pick up new skills more quickly and easily? Here's a tip: You can boost your learning power by beefing up your sleep routine.

Sleeping Gives Memory And Learning A Lift

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 08.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

We're learning more all the time about how sleep helps us learn and retain information, how it clears the mind and prepares us to learn new things, as well as how it may protect us from the emotional pain of difficult memories.

Sleep May Be Linked With Memory, Study Suggests

The Huffington Post | Amanda Chan | Posted 11.28.2011 | Healthy Living

Aaaah, sleep. Research shows that not getting enough of the stuff can contribute to weight gain, crabbiness, high blood pressure and even an impaired ...

Want To Remember That New Fact? Take A Quick Nap

AFP via Google News | Marlowe Hood | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

The best way to not forget a newly learned poem, card trick or algebra equation may be to take a quick nap, scientists surprised by their own findings...