Earlier today, students from across all year groups were invited to hear Consultant Neurologist, Dr Gary Dennis from Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust share his knowledge in a seminar entitled 'Sleep Deprivation and Memory'.
Dr Dennis spoke of the reasons that sleep is so crucial, the impacts of sleep deprivation, what prevents good quality sleep and – helpfully, with the summer exam season approaching – the importance of sleep in learning and retaining information.
While most of us know that good quality sleep is necessary, the biological reasons for this are not commonly known. The fascinating lunchtime session opened the eyes of the students in the room as to why sleep is the perfect therapy. Good sleep patterns improve many aspects of life including memory, risk of injury, risk of suffering from dementia, and (remarkably) attractiveness!
We are very grateful to Dr Dennis for enlightening us, and hope that the students put their new found knowledge to good use.
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