Cognitive consequences of sleep and sleep loss.

  title={Cognitive consequences of sleep and sleep loss.},
  author={Matthew P. Walker},
  journal={Sleep medicine},
  volume={9 Suppl 1},
Although we still lack any consensus function(s) for sleep, accumulating evidence suggests it plays an important role in homeostatic restoration, thermoregulation, tissue repair, immune control and memory processing. In the last decade an increasing number of reports continue to support a bidirectional and symbiotic relationship between sleep and memory. Studies using procedural and declarative learning tasks have demonstrated the need for sleep after learning in the offline consolidation of… CONTINUE READING
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