Are you getting enough sleep? If not, it’s time to reconsider the importance of your sleep and learn about some interesting studies that have been conducted on how sleep affects memory.
It’s important to understand the difference between REM (Rapid Eye Movement) and NREM (Non-Rapid Eye Movement) sleep. REM sleep is the deepest level of sleep and is when dreaming occurs. NREM sleep is the lighter stage of sleep and is when the body repairs and regenerates itself.
Recent studies have shown that both REM and NREM sleep are important for memory consolidation. During REM sleep, memories are reorganized and consolidated, while during NREM sleep, memories are stored in the brain.
If you’re having trouble sleeping, why not take some time to read up on these fascinating studies? It’s a great way to relax and help induce sleep. So take a few moments to refresh your knowledge of REM versus NREM, and get a better understanding of how sleep affects your memory.