Wednesday, August 22, 2012
NPR.org recently shared a story indicating that sacrificing sleep to study may not actually help teens perform in the classroom.
New research, published in the journal of Child Development, found that when teens don’t get enough sleep in a night, things can go poorly for them the next day. Staying up late and “cramming” should be avoided because information gathered during the day is processed while we sleep, said Helene Emsellem, director of The Center for Sleep and Wake Disorders in Chevy Chase, Md.
“We don’t just physically restore ourselves,” said Emsellem. “We take the information and organize it and make all the connections.”
To read more and hear the full story, visit NPR.org.
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