Sleeping for More Than 30 Minutes May Boost Infants’ Memory

Infants that didn't nap were not able to recall the learned task.

It seems like young infants spend most of the day sleeping, and according to the National Sleep Foundation, they do. On average, infants aged 3-11 months have around one to four naps a day, each lasting 30 minutes to 2 hours. Now, a new study finds these daytime naps may be key to a child’s development, helping them remember newly learned skills and behavior.

The researchers, including Dr. Jane Herbert of the University of Sheffield in the UK and investigators from Ruhr University Bochum in Germany, publish their findings in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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