Friday, October 21, 2011

Did You Remember To Get Your REM Sleep?

Brain And Thinking : Head illuminated by the energy of the brain. Concept of thinking, the power of mind.
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During REM (Rapid-Eye-Movement) sleep, information is transferred from your short-term memory to your long-term memory.  Although individuals vary in the amount of sleep necessary to function well in their waking lives, lack of enough deep sleep interferes with one's having enough REM cycles necessary to allow the brain to process memory fully and properly.

For more information, see this article by Jie John Zhang, Ph.D. in the Journal of Theoretics.

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