Get smart and get some sleep. This is “LifeCycles” with Laurie Edwards-Tate, President, At Your Home Familycare.

Research from U-C Berkeley found brain waves called sleep spindles may help connect areas important for learning. These are electricity pulses generated during sleep 1,000 times per night. They help shift memory storage and free up the brain to take in new information. If you sleep six hours or less, you lose out because spindles occur later in your sleep cycle. You will have fewer spindles and you might not be able to learn as much. So get a little extra sleep and you might get extra brain power too!

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