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Americans Get Physical After A Good Night In Bed

While weary, overextended Americans are turning to "quick fixes" like caffeine and performance-enhancing supplements, which claim to improve everything from their daily workout to their sex lives, they are losing sight of what experts say is essential to improved performance: a good night's sleep.

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Deep Sleep Plays Role In Visual Learning

A relationship has been observed between deep sleep and the ability of the brain to learn specific tasks. Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) have now shown that the processes that regulate deep sleep may affect visual learning.

"These findings show that deep sleep is important for visual learning and possibly the ability of the brain to learn new tasks," said Daniel Aeschbach, researcher in the Division of Sleep Medicine at BWH and lead author of the study.

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