While sleeping on a textbook never helped much with memorization, sleep does seem to help us process and retain memories. Various studies have found that people who sleep after learning a task do better on later tests. One study even suggested that the sooner you fall asleep after learning something new, the better. On the flip side, using sleeping pills can actually cause memory problems.
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