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To sleep, perchance to enrich learning?

Division of Clinical Neurosciences, School of Medicine, University of Southampton, UK.
Archives of Disease in Childhood (Impact Factor: 2.91). 08/2007; 92(7):637-43. DOI: 10.1136/adc.2006.096156
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ABSTRACT There is evidence that sleep enhances memory and learning. Childhood is a critical period for neurodevelopment, and minor but persistent disruption of sleep may have long-term implications for cognitive performance. Sleep is critical for health and is undervalued both in our 24 h society and in paediatric clinical practice. Paediatricians need to understand the neurodevelopmental consequences of poor quality sleep in children.

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