Sleep and Memory

Aug 20, 2014

  Your brain relies on a good night’s sleep to properly code and store a day’s worth of memories. Lack of uninterrupted sleep can play havoc with that process—and is harmful in other ways as well. 

   Just as differing types of memories are linked to particular kinds of sleep, says Dr. Mehrdad Rezavi of the Marin Memory and Sleep Center, poor sleep will affect our overall well-being in the corresponding areas.