Sleep-dependent memory consolidation and its implications for psychiatry

  title={Sleep-dependent memory consolidation and its implications for psychiatry},
  author={Monique Goerke and Notger G. M{\"u}ller and Stefan Cohrs},
  journal={Journal of Neural Transmission},
Both sleep disturbance and memory impairment are very common in psychiatric disorders. Since sleep has been shown to play a role in the process of transferring newly acquired information into long-term memory, i.e., consolidation, it is important to highlight this link in the context of psychiatric disorders. Along these lines, after providing a brief overview of healthy human sleep, current neurobiological models on sleep-dependent memory consolidation and resultant opportunities to manipulate… CONTINUE READING