Sleeping child PezibearStudies in adults have proved that overnight sleep can help them assimilate new information better. Sleep helps consolidate new memories and makes them easier to access on a later date. However there was no evidence to support the fact that a daytime nap will help a student learn better till Psychologist Rebecca Spencer of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, conducted her study. Rebecca used her own children, daughters then aged 3 and 5, to help answer the question, “How well did a child learn when she napped, and what happened when she didn’t?”
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