An ultra short episode of sleep is sufficient to promote declarative memory performance.

@article{Lahl2008AnUS,
  title={An ultra short episode of sleep is sufficient to promote declarative memory performance.},
  author={Olaf Lahl and Christiane Wispel and Bernadette Willigens and Reinhard Pietrowsky},
  journal={Journal of sleep research},
  year={2008},
  volume={17 1},
  pages={
          3-10
        }
}
Various studies have demonstrated that a night of sleep has a beneficial effect on the retention of previously acquired declarative material. In two experiments, we addressed the question of whether this effect extends to daytime naps. In the first experiment we assessed free recall of a list of 30 words after a 60 min retention interval that was either filled with daytime napping or waking activity. Memory performance was significantly enhanced after napping as opposed to waking but was not… CONTINUE READING
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