Friday, June 12, 2009

Sleep Helps Solve Problems

Lead researcher Professor Sara Mednick, University of California at San Diego, reported that compared with quiet rest and non-REM (Rapid Eye Movement, when most dreams occur) sleep, REM sleep increased the chances of success by 40 percent on the problem-solving task.

So, what do we do about students who fall asleep in class?

Problems are solved by sleeping