To sleep, perchance to enrich learning?

Arch Dis Child. 2007 Jul;92(7):637-43. doi: 10.1136/adc.2006.096156.

Abstract

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.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Animals
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Learning*
  • Memory
  • Memory Disorders / etiology
  • Middle Aged
  • Nervous System / growth & development*
  • Polysomnography
  • Sleep / physiology*
  • Sleep Apnea, Obstructive / psychology
  • Sleep Deprivation / psychology