Research Shows Siesta Helps Improve Learning

Research Shows Siesta Helps Improve Learning

American researchers have found that napping can help eliminate fatigue and help people learn better.

  According to the BBC report on the 21st, this research was completed by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley.

In the experiment, researchers provided 39 healthy adults with fatal learning tasks in the morning. Half of them were allowed to take a lunch break at noon, and the other half were not allowed to sleep.

In the afternoon, these people undergo cognitive tests on what they learn.

The results showed that people who took a nap performed better.

  Researchers believe that the test results of high blood pressure brain waves show that during people’s lunch break, the memory of “temporary storage” in hippocampal postures in the brain may be transferred to the prefrontal cortex during the second stage of non-REM sleep.

  A person’s normal sleep state is divided into two, namely, rapid eye movement sleep period and non-rapid eye movement sleep period, without eye movements accompanying it.

  Matthew Walker, who was in charge of the research, said at the meeting of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences that when the hippocampal place stores information, the brain transfers this information to the prefrontal cortex and “empties” the hippocampus place during the human lunch break.In this case it is feasible to accept more new content.