It has been proved that good sleep has many mental and physical benefits in the body. Now a new research has revealed that good sleep continuously helps in your ability to learn throughout your lifetime. Sleep is the thing that also cherishes our old memories. Researchers at the University of California’s San Diego School of Medicine have conducted a study in this regard, published in the journal E-Life.
In the study, researchers pseudo-analyzed various states of mind based on computer models. Such as how new memories get stored in the mind as a code signal in the state of sleeping or staying awake, or how old memories remain in the mind. The principal scientist of this study, Maksin Bezhenov, said that when we sleep, our brain is very busy. What have we learned throughout the day, At bedtime our brain stores all those things again. Thus sleep helps in restoring memories and presents memories in a highly efficient manner. He said that one thing is clear from our study that memory is dynamic and not static. He said that sleep keeps updating these memories constantly. He said that we believe that during the sleep cycle, new and old memories are repeated in the brain so that we do not forget anything and it also enhances the performance of our memories ability.
Memories accumulate in the sensory nerve during sleep
Bezhenov reported that when memories are repeated in sleep, it acts as an important defense against forgetting something and helps to store many memories in the sensory nerve. He said that we learn something new every day. The new things we learn get accumulated in our mind as memory and continue to compete with old memories. That means what memories will be there There is competition for this. For example, today we go some crooked way to park our car and tomorrow we go by some other route. In this situation both memories will compete in the mind, but our brain is so amazing that after sleep both these memories will get accumulated in our mind. The study says that the importance of sleep for memory is similar to the way a self-driving car equipped with state-of-the-art technology has the ability to detect images far beyond humans.