Effects of daytime naps on procedural and declarative memory in patients with schizophrenia.

@article{SeeckHirschner2010EffectsOD,
  title={Effects of daytime naps on procedural and declarative memory in patients with schizophrenia.},
  author={Mareen Seeck-Hirschner and Paul Christian Baier and Serap Sever and Andrea Buschbacher and Josef Bernd Aldenhoff and Robert G{\"o}der},
  journal={Journal of psychiatric research},
  year={2010},
  volume={44 1},
  pages={
          42-7
        }
}
Sleep has been identified as a state that optimizes the consolidation of newly acquired information in memory. Straight memory deficits and sleep disturbances are well-known in patients with schizophrenia. This study tested the hypothesis that patients with schizophrenia have a deficit in procedural and declarative memory consolidation after a short midday nap when compared to healthy controls and patients with remitted to moderate major depression. Following a normal night's sleep, 22 healthy… CONTINUE READING
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