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:
Your Brain is Actively Remembering Things While You Sleep
Broken Sleep Causes Loss of Memories
Sleep “Calibrates” Your Memories
You can find even more if you use the search term “memories” in the search box at the top left of the site.