Further proof that sleep helps you on tests.

Posted on October 12, 2018


When UC Berkeley backs me up, you know I have a point.

Anyway, a half-hour to an hour nap might make us smarter, and the more we sleep the sharper our brains are. Stop pulling all-nighters for tests and get 8 hours, will you? Your grades will thank you.

An afternoon nap markedly boosts the brain’s learning capacity

Conversely, the more hours we spend awake, the more sluggish our minds become, according to the findings. The results support previous data from the same research team that pulling an all-nighter — a common practice at college during midterms and finals — decreases the ability to cram in new facts by nearly 40 percent, due to a shutdown of brain regions during sleep deprivation.