A study published in Current Biology states that sleeping brain can encode new information or word pairs during slow-wave sleep and memory is best for pairs that is encoded in sync with ongoing slow-wave peaks. The report shows that person who sleeps could learn new words and recall sound forms.
Learning while asleep
Early studies found that people learned the material they encountered during sleep. But findings disproved when scientists began to use EEG to monitor sleep brain waves. However, in recent years, studies have found that it is possible for the sleeping brain to absorb information and even form new memories.
In the new study, published in the journal Nature Neuroscience, participants given diagrams that showed them how to play two simple piano melodies, each twelve notes long. They spent an equal amount of time practicing playing each tune, and afterwards took a 90-min nap. One of the melodies softly played for four minutes while they slept. When awakened, participants could accurately play the melody 4 percent more often than the melody that not played while they slept which is a noteworthy memory enhancement.
Pink noise like white noise, is a constant sound in the background that may give you a better night's sleep. These noises like the sound of a waterfall or a pouring rain—may boost your brain, according to study. Researchers found that when adults listened to pink noise, their slow-wave sleep improved and scored three times higher on memory assess the next day.
Be glad if a work task or presentation appear in your dreams for you may be able to remember more after waking up. Dreams reveal more than a person thinks. Learning encoded into person’s hippocampus during the non-rapid eye movement sleep (NREM). Dreaming of things learned that day during NREM sleep, can help improve memory, according to a study published in 2010 in the journal Current Biology.
Learning before bed
The first study by German psychologist Rosa Heine to demonstrate a memory and learning benefit from sleep, published in 1914. She found that learning new material in the night before sleep results a better memory compared to learning during the day.
Study before bedtime can remember what just learned. It is important to “get plenty of sleep after studying in order to maximize learning,” says Dr. Michael Grandner, clinical psychologist and sleep expert.
Other Benefits By Sleep Advisor
- Boosts brain power. Reading takes in new information, which makes a person smarter. The more a person learn, the smarter he become. Light fiction and fantasy audiobooks can work to expand vocabulary and exercise the brain.
- Improves creativity. Books broaden mind, give information, interact, and introduce to new people. Person could acquire different perceptions or figure out ways to solve issues based on what they found in a book.
Studies proved audiobooks are as good and similar for people as reading. If you are a reader or an audiobook user, you are willing to explore new possibilities and expand relationship with literature. Audiobooks are a resource for teachers, parents, and children’s literacy. New report shows how audiobooks can help build reading engagement with younger children. Many online platforms published a series of resources for parents and schools to help explore the world of audiobooks.