sleep

The ever tightening link between sleep, learning, and memory

It’s been a while since my last post on sleep and learning. During that time, evidence suggesting the critical connection between sleep, learning, and memory has continued to accumulate. For a poor sleeper like me, it has also become more disturbing in some ways. Here’s a quick run down on some of the recent research.

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How to Remember What You Hear – A Simple, Research-Based Tip

Do you ever get frustrated because you listen to a story, presentation, or lecture, but later – sometimes as little as a few hours later – can recall little to nothing about it? Call it self awareness – or, perhaps more accurately, call it aging – but for whatever reason I have become increasingly conscious […]

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Don’t Wake Her, She’s Learning: 3 Recent Studies Reinforce Importance of Sleep for Learning

I’ve never been a great sleeper. Now I have a 3-year old who seems to have inherited that trait. As a result, I’ve become a bit obsessed lately with both my own sleep and hers and that obsession has fueled a good bit of my research lately. We’ve known for a long time that sleep […]

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5 Moves to Enhance Life and Learning This Year

I have found the following to emerge again and again as areas that need continual attention and reinforcement for the dedicated lifelong learner. I will be working on them myself, doing research, and writing more about them here in the coming year. To be clear, these are indirect strategies – they don’t have to do […]

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5 Key Benefits of Lifelong Learning

  If you are like me, you probably take it for granted that consciously engaging in lifelong learning is worth it, well, just because. You are intrinsically motivated to learn and therefore don’t need a list of potential benefits of lifelong learning. It is its own reward. Fair enough. But I think it is still worth […]

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