By Sharleen Dua
A good night’s rest is essential for guaranteed success- and we know that. Despite knowing that it is essential to sleep 6-8 hours a night, especially for retaining new information, we don’t do it. In fact, a third of U.S. adults are not getting enough sleep, which can be detrimental for your health. Not only is sleep necessary to function, but it can also help improve your memory and ability to learn. Studies on the effect of sleep find that a good night's rest after learning something new can improve performance and long term memory.