How lack of sleep impacts your memory

It’s widely accepted that sleep is critical to a healthy brain. While we rest, the brain performs important tasks like consolidating memories and clearing toxins. Add stress to lack of sleep, and the brain really starts to stumble. A recently published study finds that sleep loss paired with acute stress negatively affects cognitive functions. In everyday situations—parenting, exams, doctors on call—stress and short sleep often go hand in hand. Even…

4th January 2016