21. 11. 2016
Even a short sleep promotes better assimilation of new information. The scientists from the National University of Singapore have come to this conclusion.
The specialists of Singapore School of Medicine have conducted an experiment. They invited 72 volunteers to participate in this research. The doctors told the participants of the experiment on the twelve kinds of ants and crabs. The volunteers carefully studied the behaviors of the insects and arthropods, their diet, and habitat.
After the receiving of information, one group of people had to get distracted and watch a movie. The representatives of another subgroup got an opportunity to sleep for a short period of time.
An hour later, the researchers asked a few questions the participants on the subject of the recent studies. It turned out that people who had the opportunity to immerse themselves in a sleep coped better with the task. And those who had watched the movie answered the questions worse.
The scientists have concluded that short sleep (up to 1 hour), has a beneficial effect on people’s ability to remember new information. A productivity of learning increases due to the rest. The doctors consider that short sleep is such an effective method of memorization as the multiple repetitions.