The Role of Sleep and Impact on Brain and Learning

Sevasti Kapsi, Spyridoula Katsantoni, Athanasios Drigas


There are many interventions which may enhance learning. Many techniques are used in education to empower memory, which is a basic cognitive ability to ensure learning. A question arises:  if learning is a natural process, is there a natural mechanism which supports learning? In this review, it is supported that sleep is such a mechanism. Research results on sleep and learning are presented and support different effects on the brain and learning, according to the age of the population. Sleep is a fundamental process for brain function and cognition. More studies should follow to make good use of this information, so as to design new interventions for the field of education.


sleep, memory, learning, cognitive enhancement

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International Journal of Recent Contributions from Engineering, Science & IT (iJES) – eISSN: 2197-8581
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