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Cecil Scaglione, Editor

He Who Laughs Last . . .

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. . .probably had to have things explained to him.

Sleep On It

An experiment conducted by German scientists showed that a good night’s sleep improves the
ability to solve problems, according to an AARP Bulletin report.

Researchers set up a number of puzzles and gave the subjects two ways to solve them. The
subjects were divided into three groups. One group was allowed to sleep for eight hours after receiving the instructions. The second group stayed awake, and the third was given instructions in the morning after sleeping eight hours.

By a two-to-one margin, the subjects who slept eight hours after getting instructions came up
with a third way to solve the problems more quickly. The researchers suggest that during a good
night’s sleep the “brain rearranges recent memories, a process that can lead to insight and new
knowledge.” |

Written by Cecil Scaglione

November 5, 2022 at 2:00 am

Posted in A Musing, Health, Humor / Quote

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