Tuesday, 08 November 2011
Pharmacy students at our school don't have mid-term weeks-- we have three waves of exams before finals week-- which means:
- Exam week is tiring, and we only have 2 weeks to "recover."
- Recover = sleeping.
In a health perspective, sleeping is great-- people who sleep more have more energy and also are less likely to become obese.
So I was glad to find that I'm being extra efficient when I sleep because ScienceDaily's study suggests that people learn while they sleep!
The professor of psychology in states that "the brain processes information without your awareness," which contributes to memory. In the study, more than 250 people improved their memory through sleep.
But -- downside, is that the improvement of memory varies between people-- some improve dramatically, and some very little. Additionally, this ability is not captured by intelligence tests such as SAT and ACT.
Let's hope that this ability is captured for my next pathophysiology exam!
What other benefits do you get through sleeping? How many hours of sleep do you need?