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Did I Sleep Last Night? Answered

Yet another benefit of getting an adequate amount of sleep: a more accurate memory. According to researchers in Europe, a lack of sleep increases the likelihood of forming false memories.

However, there are two ways of avoiding this: test subjects who caught up on their sleep debt had a similar level of false memories as those who had not been sleep deprived at all. Or, you can try the classic morning method: drink coffee.

They took two more groups of volunteers, deprived them of sleep, and then gave them either caffeine or a placebo in the morning, one hour before their memories were tested. The group given caffeine had 10% fewer false memories than those who did not receive any, an effect McCabe describes as "quite striking."

Despite their recent closures, Starbucks must be very excited to hear this news.

Take a look at the full sleep/memory article from naturenews. How much sleep are you getting each night?

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yourcat (author)2009-04-29

Um... I wake up at 7:30 consistently enough, but (depending on how good the book I'm reading is) I might get to sleep any time between 10:30 and 12:30.

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obscure reference (author)2009-04-29

I'll just not sleep once every two weeks or so. It doesn't really make a notable difference, other than the pleasant "dulling" effect that follows a sleepless night.

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Hahaha, like Miko said, just in a long term relationship with three cats. :P I just think it's funnier to put it that way!

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Ah, I see now...I wondered if I had missed some important announcements. :D

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Kids: cats Husband: boyfriend Strange, you girls are..... strange...

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=SMART= (author)2008-07-16

ive been on holiday for 3 weeks now and nearly everyday in those last two weeks i have been going to sleep at 2-3 am and then waking up at around 8:30 am which means ive been getting less than 5 hours sleep for 3 weeks..... which means ive missed over 2 and a half days of solid sleep... I dont mean to stay up so late but the internet is so frigging huge, theirs always something i want to to that is 100 X funner than sleeping

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Uru Wolf (author)2008-07-15

lol, obvously not enough. I forget everything. And I am only 17!!

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Uru Wolf (author)Uru Wolf2008-07-15
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xACIDITYx (author)Uru Wolf2008-07-15

Yuck. Don't say first here, it's dumb.

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Uru Wolf (author)xACIDITYx2008-07-16

Sorry >_< could not resist

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Plasmana (author)Uru Wolf2008-07-15

Your first, first what?!?

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Yerboogieman (author)2008-07-15

i usually get 10 to 11 hours in the summer, but lately i've been getting like 8 or 9 hours because we've been going fishing alot this week.

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GorillazMiko (author)2008-07-15

I'm getting 12 hours. Just kidding, I usually get like 7+ hours. Or less. I dunno.

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Forgot to add this in:

SPARTA!

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And there goes that bug again..

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Phew. That was taken care of easily. Mwuahahaha!!!

*twitch*

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jessyratfink (author)2008-07-15

5-8 hours. My boyfriend works later shifts than I do, and I always find myself staying up too late so I can talk to him when he gets home. I know I need more, but it's hard sometimes.

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If I was going to ibles headquarters in a week, I wouldn't sleep at all!

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I know! Nervous, nervous, nervous! I've never been to California, or even flown that far before, and I'm leaving the husband and kids and this is so weird. :P Very excited though. :)

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Goodhart (author)2008-07-15

While healing, I have been getting 8 hours, not counting the naps now and then throughout the day (sometimes).

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Kiteman (author)2008-07-15

Hmm...

Normally around 61/2-7 hours, but we had a shopping hiccup last week, and I was entirely without coffee for three days. I finally had a couple of cups Sunday evening, and didn't sleep until Monday night. Did you know that the dawn chorus in this area starts about 10 minutes after the sky starts to lighten? That's just before 4am, and it doesn't stop until nearly 6am...

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bumpus (author)2008-07-15

I get around 9-11 hours of sleep each night.

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Plasmana (author)2008-07-15

I am 15 yo and I sleep between 6 to 9 hours.

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Lithium Rain (author)2008-07-15