This is the latest installment of a regular feature here at SleepBetter.org: Sleep Myth Monday, where we bust sleep myths wide open, or verify that they’re true.
Myth or Truth: A good night’s sleep is the best way to rest your brain after a long day.
Contrary to popular belief, sleeping is more for your body than your brain. While your body is resting, your brain is still very busy. Among the sleep-time activities for your brain is cataloging everything you’ve learned that day. We’ve published several articles on this here at SleepBetter.org, including these:
You can find even more if you use the search term “memories” in the search box at the top left of the site.