Study: Sleep Tonight Can Improve Children’s Memory
Good night’s sleep can improve memory and help children learn new words.
According to a recent study conducted by U.S. researchers.
The study found that children really remember the words of newly learned best when they are given the opportunity for a good night’s sleep.
In the study, academics from York and Sheffield Hallam Universities, monitor 53 language skills of primary school students aged 7-12 years, for a week in North Yorkshire. Monitoring is done since they wake up in the morning until breakfast.
Within 30 to 60 minutes a day, children are given new words but sounds unique. Some of these words are given in the morning, and 12 hours later – when most people forget to remember – they are tested to see if the words are still remembered or not.
The results indicate, that in fact they remember those words well even until the next day.
“This is the result of a really exciting new dimensions, that the quality of sleep greatly affects language development,” said Anna Weighall, from psychology research group at Sheffield Hallam.