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Sleep occupies about one third of a person’s life. It is a critical physiological pro-cess. It is essential for the formation and consolidation of memory. Deficiency, lack of sleep will obviously affect the body’s cognitive function. With the devel-opment of society and changes in lifestyle, more and more of people suffer from lack of sleep. We herein review the research history of the relationship between sleep and memory and discuss the most relevant fields and corresponding research progress, introduce various mechanisms of sleep to consolidate memory, and clarify the effects of sleep problems on memory. So as to help people better weigh the pros and cons of sleep, improve the quality of life, and respond to growing competition struggling for pressure and aging.■

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This page is a summary of: Sleep and Memory Consolidation, Science Insights, December 2019, The Bonoi Academy of Science and Education,
DOI: 10.15354/si.19.re127.
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