On Getting Enough Sleep

The research article Sleep promotes branch-specific formation of dendritic spines after learning, published in the journal Science, describes how sleep promotes the retention of dendritic spines formed during learning, which in turn strengthens memory. News coverage of this work includes Sleep’s memory role discovered, published by BBC News, A Good Night’s Rest Boosts Learning, in Science Sifter, and the perspective Memories—getting wired during sleep in Science.