Naptime proves to aid learning in preschoolers - WSMV Channel 4

Naptime proves to aid learning in preschoolers

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It turns out, giving preschoolers a chance to nap during the day improves their learning.

The study of forty children enrolled in Massachusetts preschools looked at how they performed on a test similar to the game Memory on days they had a nap and on days they went without sleep.

They found the children remembered more items on the days they took a nap, compared to when they didn't. The sleep benefit extended until the next day.

They say having sleep occur in close proximity to the time they spent learning appears to help kids retain more information.

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