For the Classroom

Sleep Memory Connection

  • Published10 Apr 2013
  • Reviewed10 Apr 2013
  • Source PBS

Educator resources are meant to give access to information and teaching tools about the nervous system and related health issues. Resources target primary and secondary school levels.

What happens in your brain as you cycle through the various stages of sleep, and how does this activity affect learning and memory? Use this interactive guide to explore what scientists are learning about REM (rapid-eye movement) sleep, and explore recent research linking sleep—and sleep deprivation—to different types of memories.

Access Sleep Memory Connection at NOVA.