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Boost your memory by Darren Bridger

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Sleep on it

Your sleeping brain makes memories stronger.

Do you ever feel deprived of sleep? With busy modern lifestyles, many of us are getting less sleep than we used to. This could be harmful to your memory.

We spend up to a third of our lives asleep, yet scientists still don’t quite understand why. However, new research suggests that sleep and dreaming are important for organising and storing long-term memories. For example, while scientists still don’t fully understand the purpose of dreaming, many believe it is at least partially responsible for helping us consolidate our memories into long-term storage. Is it any coincidence that the incongruous and emotional imagery that memory experts recommend to use in forming mental journeys ...

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