A poor night’s sleep DOES make you forgetful

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  • 50 per cent of people had to check whether they’ve done something 
  • And 44 per cent surveyed forgot to do something they intended to do 
  • Those who slept for less than five hours became more forgetful in the day 

Scientists have found that a poor night’s sleep does make you forgetful.

A new study by the University of Leeds has revealed that if you get less than five hours sleep you suffer from bad temper and memory loss.

The research, which was carried out in conjunction with bed maker Silent night analysed the effects of sleep on memory and daily functions.

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A new study by the University of Leeds has revealed that if you get less than five hours sleep you suffer from bad temper and memory loss

People who took part were aged between 18 and 80 and they were tasked with measuring their sleep against five ‘everyday’ memories, consisting of: having to check whether they’ve done something; forgetting to tell somebody something important; where things are normally kept; doing something they intended to do such as posting a letter and finding it difficult to concentrate.

The most apparent memory failure was having to check whether they had done something (50 per cent) and this was followed by forgetting to do something they intended to do (44 per cent  of Those who slept for less than five hours were 25 per cent more forgetful than those who slept longer.

And half of the poor sleeper ‘regularly’ struggled to concentrate.

Dr Anna Weighall, who led the research, told the Daily Express: ‘Good sleep leads to improved memory performance and this leads to a better quality of life.

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The research, which was carried out in conjunction with bed maker Silentnight analysed the effects of sleep on memory and daily functions

‘It has long been said this is the case and we have noticed such findings in a lab, but this is the first time we have gone out to people in their everyday lives and achieved measurable results.

‘It proves to us beyond doubt that those people getting a good night’s sleep can potentially have a better quality of life and hopefully, as a result, be happie

 

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