To sleep, perchance to enrich learning?

Hill, Catherine M.; Hogan, Alexandra M.; Karmiloff-Smith, Annette
July 2007
Archives of Disease in Childhood;Jul2007, Vol. 92 Issue 7, p637
Academic Journal
There is evidence that sleep enhances memory and learning. Childhood is a critical period for neurodevelopment, and minor but persistent disruption of sleep may have long-term implications for cognitive performance. Sleep is critical for health and is undervalued both in our 24 h society and in paediatric clinical practice. Paediatricians need to understand the neurodevelopmental consequences of poor quality sleep in children.


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