The Canberra Times reports that a new a new research study from Australian National University will examine the impact of sleep on learning in children.
The research, led by Dr Emma Axelsson?, follows previous studies which have shown the benefits sleep has on memory.
“Existing studies show a child’s memory is actually being enhanced after a period of sleep. Even just a short nap can lead to memory improvements,” she said.
The study will use a technique known as ‘fast-mapping’, a method of learning where children pick up new words through the process of elimination.