Naps reinforce learning in infants | Matthew Walker

Parent Episode: Dr. Matthew Walker on Sleep for Enhancing Learning, Creativity, Immunity, and Glymphatic System

Sleep patterns are dynamic, changing throughout a person's life, especially during infancy, when sleep evolves to facilitate learning. When an infant sleeps, not only do they process the facts of what they have experienced, but they form abstract notions of what those experiences mean and how they mess with other experiences. In this clip, Dr. Matthew Walker describes how napping facilitates and reinforces learning in infants.

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