For children, more sleep means more knowledge

For children, more sleep means more knowledge

If parents believe their children are not receiving the proper amount of sleep each night, it may be time for them to take an IQ test for kids. The results of this assessment could back up the findings of a recent study, which revealed that sleep helps children's brains store whatever they learned before going to bed.

In this study, which was published in "Nature Neuroscience," researchers from Germany's University of Tübingen's Institute for Medical Psychology and Behavioral Neurobiology found that sleep's effects on knowledge retention were stronger in children than in adults.

When people go to sleep, their memories are processed in a way that will make learning easier in the future.

" … Children's extraordinary ability is linked with the large amount of deep sleep they get at night," said the University's Ines Wilhelm, who also conducted the study. "The formation of explicit knowledge appears to be a very specific ability of childhood sleep, since children typically benefit as much or less than adults from sleep when it comes to other types of memory tasks."

Based on the results of this study, parents who want to see their children's brains stay sharp as they get older should make sure they are receiving the proper amount of rest each night. According to the National Sleep Foundation, kids between the ages of 3 and 5 need 11 to 13 hours of sleep, while 5- to 10-year-olds require 10 to 11 hours.

One Response to For children, more sleep means more knowledge

  1. subha March 19, 2013 at 8:12 am #

    its very useful for every childrens

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