Sleep Improving Brain Capability

Still unsure of the importance of sleep? Scientific evidence about the importance of sleep continues to grow. Well, the latest is about the importance of sleep for brain development.

The study, published in the American Journal of Physiology: Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology, February 2013 edition shows brain wave changes in the pre-teen bedroom. Maturation of nerve cells is the case at the turn childhood into adolescence.

Beds have their own pace throughout the night by brain waves during sleep. Two great divisions are REM sleep and sleep stages NonREM. NonREM sleep stages (NREM) sleep stages are subdivided into N1, N2 and N3. N1 is the phase of light sleep, sleep being N2, and N3 is the sleep stage.

The research looked at delta and theta brain waves in REM sleep stages and NonREM in the age range 6-18 years. Then assessed the changes occurring delta waves. Delta power changes with age is directly related to the process of brain maturation and the ability of complex human thinking.

NREM delta power increased from age 6 to 8 years ago down. Decrease in delta activity looks at the most at the age of 12 to 16.5 years. While in REM sleep since the age of 6 years it has decreased delta activity, and continued to fall until the age of 16 years.

This new discovery shows how the process of sleep is important for brain development in children-adolescents. Especially in the span of four and a half years, from age 12 to 16.5 years was so very important. Looking at changes in brain wave sleep, is actually a reflection of how the process of growth and development and maturation of the brain nerves occurred.

So, if it was considered as a phase of life that is not active, it turned out just the opposite. All growth and development and maturation of the brain's ability would occur during sleep.