Learn before going to sleep, remember better

[2012-03-27] psychology, education, life, scitech
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Quoting “Ability to Learn Is Affected by the Timing of Sleep” by Christie Nicholson for Scientific American:

In the 24-hour retest—where all subjects had a full night of sleep—those participants who went to bed shortly after learning the words did much better than those who went through an entire day before sleeping.
Consequence: Review things you want to remember shortly before going to sleep. I recall having read similar advice every now and then, but it’s nice to be reminded.