THE BRAIN RESTS AT NIGHT

Milk Magazine (English) - - HEALTH -

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While calm reigns over the body out­wardly, the brain is a whole dif­fer­ent ball game: “Sleep plays a cat­alytic role. In fact, night-time en­ables the brain to deal with emo­tions that have not been di­gested dur­ing the day,” ex­plains Stéphanie Cou­turier. Be­tween con­cerns about school and ques­tions that gnaw away at our chil­dren at each key stage of their devel­op­ment, tam­ing their emo­tions is by no means a piece of cake.

For­tu­nately for us, night-time al­lows a huge in­ner cleans­ing process to be car­ried out. In the course of their ed­u­ca­tion, chil­dren will al­ways find an un­par­al­leled ally in sleep when it comes to stor­ing new knowl­edge: “Sleep en­ables the brain to sort, store and mem­o­rize the in­for­ma­tion that has been taken in dur­ing the day: the mem­ory is stim­u­lated.”

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