The Business Insider shares some of the many benefits of more sleep.

This isn’t just about kids. Adults who get enough sleep do better on tests of short-term memory.

And when researchers had adults do a task once, get a good night’s sleep, and then try the task again, they showed improvement. But participants who stayed awake 30 hours after learning the same task had a much harder time improving their skills — even if they practiced and had a chance to catch some recovery shut eye later. Something about the initial sleep deprivation impaired their ability to learn.