As quoted from the Methods of Healing, various researches and studies have shown that sleep can improve memory. One study conducted in 2005 by Beth Isreal of Deaconess Medical Center showed that sleep could help rehabilitate stroke patients and diseases that attack the brain.
Results from these studies is not a surprise because the study conducted several years earlier indicates that children with more sleep time tended to be more successful working on tests that require memory skills.
Studies also show that younger age requires more hours of sleep, and this relates to the fact that the human brain at a young age have a greater importance to learning and memory. This would explain why infants sleep almost at all times and school-age children need about 12 hours of sleep time in order to move properly.
However, recent studies show that sleep is not the only way to improve memory. Dreaming also played a role, and becomes very important when it happens during napping.
It has been widely known that napping could refresh energy and improve the brain works. It is interesting to note that with only a dream, your brain will absorb the information so people can learn more easily. But the dreams that involve new information in some cases allows humans to recall the information more thoroughly.
Overall can be concluded that sleep does not make the memory sharper, but it makes the brain capable of storing information better. And with dreaming, those informations will be saved properly.
Humans can not control the brain while sleeping. The only way that you can do is to try get enough rest and have a good quality of sleep. And if you are dreaming during the sleep, that will be better.Tagged with: Dreams, hours of sleep, Human Brain, learning and memory, Medical Center, memory skills, Sleep, sleep time, stroke patients,