'Take a nap for good memory'

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Washington, Jan 9 (UNI) Do take out some time for a nap as it helps keep your memory sharp for a longer time.

According to a study conducted by researchers in Israel, a ninety minute daytime nap helps speed up the process of long-term memory consolidation, the Science Daily reported.

''We still don't know the exact mechanism of the memory process that occurs during sleep, but the results of this research suggest the possibility is to speed up memory consolidation, and in the future, we may be able to do it artificially,'' said one of the researchers Prof Avi Karni from the University of Haifa.

Long term memory is defined as a permanent memory that does not disappear at all or fades after many years.

In this new research, it was revealed that a daytime nap changes the course of consolidation in the brain.

The elucidation of the study could enable the development of methods to accelerate memory consolidation in adults and to create stable memories in a short time, researchers said.

The findings of this study were published in the scientific journal 'Nature Neuroscience'.


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