Research finds that disrupted sleep has an impact on different memory processes and how children learn.

The results found that children with sleep disordered breathing had a lower declarative memory in the learning and testing phase, suggesting that sleep can not only hamper how a child consciously learns but can also have a negative effect on whether they remember this learning after a period of time. The learning of new sequences and skills using non-declarative memory was not hampered by sleep disordered breathing in either session.

The authors conclude that disruption of sleep can affect the memory in different ways but is likely to hamper the declarative memory processes more than non-declarative processes.

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