Article Title: Take a Course…Then Take a Nap
Publication: InternetCE blog (insurance continuing education)
Summary: As kids, we resisted naps. As adults, we wish we could do it more often. As it turns out, napping might actually be good for professional development. This article summarizes two studies that suggest that napping can improve our ability to learn.
The researchers theorize that the memory consolidation that takes place during sleep not only solidifies newly learned information in long-term memory, but also clears some space in short-term memory for new information.