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Another Reason to Hit the Hay: Sleep Helps Memory

A person sleeping with their cute dogIf you’re someone who skimps on sleep to get more done in a day, you should know that your memory may be paying the price. According to new research published in The Journal of Neuroscience, people remember important information better after getting a good night’s sleep.

In fact, not only did sleep help people remember facts from the day better, but deep restorative sleep, helped people in the study to be sort out the really important information from the rest. Researchers say the new findings help explain why you are more likely to remember a conversation about impending road construction than chitchat about yesterday’s weather.

This is just another reason to be sure to hit the hay early! How many hours of sleep do you get a night?