Skip main navigation

The importance of sleep

This article explains why having enough sleep is essential for memory and learning, and hence a crucial factor in effective studying.
Visualisation of encoding, consolidation and retrieval.
© University of Groningen

Please take some time to read the article Sleep and academic performance.

Once you have read the article, answer the following questions:

  1. On study days, are you satisfied about the amount of sleep you get?
  2. Do you have any evening rituals that help you to fall asleep?
  3. Does your sleep need improvement? And if so, in what way?

Please share your answers in the comment section.

© University of Groningen
This article is from the free online

Improving Your Study Techniques

Created by
FutureLearn - Learning For Life

Our purpose is to transform access to education.

We offer a diverse selection of courses from leading universities and cultural institutions from around the world. These are delivered one step at a time, and are accessible on mobile, tablet and desktop, so you can fit learning around your life.

We believe learning should be an enjoyable, social experience, so our courses offer the opportunity to discuss what you’re learning with others as you go, helping you make fresh discoveries and form new ideas.
You can unlock new opportunities with unlimited access to hundreds of online short courses for a year by subscribing to our Unlimited package. Build your knowledge with top universities and organisations.

Learn more about how FutureLearn is transforming access to education