Psychologist Explores What Happens When We Sleep

Author: Arts and Letters

Your Brain on Sleep

Jessica Payne Jessica Payne

What’s going on in your head while you sleep? The research of Jessica Payne, associate professor and Nancy O’Neill Collegiate Chair in Psychology, shows that the non-waking hours are incredibly valuable for your day-to-day life, especially for helping to commit information to memory and for problem solving.

If you ever thought sleep was just downtime between one task and the next, think again.

Payne, the director of the Sleep, Stress, and Memory Lab at Notre Dame, discusses tips for getting more out of your sleep in this series of videos.

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