More Sleep=More effective Learning
by PedgeRuest on October 2, 2013 - 12:13pm
A study has proven that the more an individual sleeps, the better they take in information during their learning and the more they are capable of remembering what they had just previously learned. However for this to function, not only does the individual need to sleep over-night, but they must take naps as well.
This study has been done on pre-schooled children because classroom naps may be removed from the daily schedule for more educational activities. However, the studies prove that this is not a good idea due to the positive outcome of the nap time, compared to not having any nap time. It was shown during an experiment that the toddlers that were encouraged to have nap time had a higher memory of what they had learned that morning, compared to the toddlers who had skipped it. In addition, researchers’ state that the night sleep does not have a better outcome of memory, what is best is having both the nap and the good night’s sleep for the biggest outcome. We know that sleep boosts memory not only in toddlers but also on young adults, so this study gives more of a generalized result than just on a specific age group.
In conclusion, I believe that this is a very reliable article because it is all very logical. Even I have been told that more sleep will increase better performance at school and it does actually work. However, the biggest question I have been asking myself since the beginning of the article is if studies show that sleep is effective for better memory for not only toddlers but also young adults, then why isn’t this taken into account for high school, college, and university students as well? This would not only increase the better grades for these students but there would be better rankings in schools and more students will be capable to get into the career in life that they have dreamed of becoming. The overloading work may be a reason for not having time to include it, but it is just more of a reason to include it because it makes so much more content for the student to keep track of. As a quote says, you will only have time for something if you make time for it.