Sunday, July 31, 2011

Sleep apnea and learning

The way things change all the time requires that everyone needs to become an active learner, especially when it comes to all the technology devices and gadgets that appear on the market. In order to keep up you have to continually learn new ways of doing things quickly. Education and learning should be a constant for you but unfortunately there is one thing that is standing in your way, and that is from a lack of sleep due to sleep disorders. Without rest learning anything is an ordeal and memorization is also a tough task. One of the worst sleep disorders and one of the most difficult to cure is sleep apnea.
What makes sleep apnea an enemy of learning?
We now know that the brain is very active in certain stages of sleep especially REM.  According to healthysleep dot medResearch suggests that sleep helps learning and memory in two distinct ways. First, a sleep-deprived person cannot focus attention optimally and therefore cannot learn efficiently. Second, sleep itself has a role in the consolidation of memory, which is essential for learning new information.”
 This can be particularly difficult for children in school but it can also have ramifications for older folks also. Being more productive at work often means learning new skills that makes you a more valuable employee. If you are having issues with sleep disorders like sleep apnea then your ability to learn new things will be greatly hampered. if you sleep apnea or sleep disorder is so bad it may also cost you your job.
Checking in with your doctor is always a good place to start when looking for answers to sleep problems.
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