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|Title:||The long-term memory benefits of a daytime nap compared with cramming||Authors:||Look, Carol
Cousins, James N.
Wong, Kian F.
Raghunath, Bindiya Lakshmi
Chee, Michael W. L.
|Issue Date:||2018||Source:||Cousins, J. N., Wong, K. F., Raghunath, B. L., Look, C., & Chee, M. W. L. (2019). The long-term memory benefits of a daytime nap compared with cramming. Sleep, 42(1), 1-7. doi:10.1093/sleep/zsy207||Series/Report no.:||Sleep||Abstract:||Study Objectives: Daytime naps benefit long-term memory relative to taking a break and remaining awake. However, the use of naps as a practical way to improve learning has not been examined, in particular, how memory following a nap compares with spending the equivalent amount of time cramming. Methods: Young adults learned detailed factual knowledge in sessions that flanked 1 hr spent napping (n = 27), taking a break (n = 27), or cramming that information (n = 30). Recall was examined 30 min and 1 week after learning. Results: When tested 30 min after learning, cramming and napping led to significantly better memory than taking a break. After a week, napping maintained this significant advantage, but cramming did not. Conclusions: These findings demonstrate the longer-term benefits of napping for retention of memoranda akin to what students encounter daily and encourage more widespread adoption of napping in education.||URI:||https://hdl.handle.net/10356/90328
|ISSN:||0161-8105||DOI:||http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/sleep/zsy207||Rights:||© 2018 Sleep Research Society. Published by Oxford University Press [on behalf of the Sleep Research Society]. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/), which permits non-commercial re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. For commercial re-use, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.||Fulltext Permission:||open||Fulltext Availability:||With Fulltext|
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