Sounds Synced With Brain Waves Could Help Enhance Memory During Sleep, Study Suggests

Playing sounds with certain rhythms could enhance memory during sleep, new research suggests.

A small study published in the journal Neuron shows that when sounds are played during sleep that go along with the slow oscillations in brain waves that occur during sleep, that actually helps to enhance memory.

The findings show "a straightforward tool for clinical settings to enhance sleep rhythms," study researcher Dr. Jan Born, of the University of Tubingen in Germany, said in a statement

For the study, 11 participants learned word associations in the evening before undergoing sound stimulation during sleep that night. On different nights, the study participants were exposed to sound stimulations that went along with their brain wave oscillations, or sham stimulations that weren't in-sync with the brain wave oscillations.
 

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