Wagon Writer Wednesday- Study While You Sleep
The valedictorian of my high school claimed that she learned through a process of osmosis. Each night before a test, she put her textbook under her pillow, believing that the information was seeping into her brain while she slept. It turns out, she wasn’t entirely wrong.
While you sleep, you’re not only restoring yourself for the next day, your brain is actually replaying what you’ve learned over the day, and creating more connections between neurons. You’re not only learning while you sleep, but you’re moving what you’ve learned into your long-term memory, meaning you will be more equipped to recall what you’ve studied when you sit down for that Midterm.
So the next time you’re tempted to pull an all-nighter, put down the Adderall and turn off the lights. You’ve got this in your sleep—literally.
Guest Author- Bryna Turner
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