Sleep and rest help you store memories


Like most older adults, I spend a lot of time wondering why I can’t remember things. Is it because I learned the state capitals in third grade and haven’t really had a need to recall them since then? Is it because I have too much going on and can’t keep track of it all? Is it because I’m just so darn tired, from having too much going on?

As it turns out, there might be some validity to that last idea. Scientists have recently been exploring the idea that how much you sleep and how well you sleep can impact how well you remember things.

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