ROIG, M., J. CRISTINI, Z. PARWANTA, B. AYOTTE, L. RODRIGUES, B. DE LAS HERAS, J-F. NEPVEU, R. HUBER, J. CARRIER, S. STEIB, S.D. YOUNGSTEDT, and D.L. WRIGHT. Exercising the sleepy-ing brain: exercise, sleep, and sleep loss on memory. Exerc. Sport Sci. Rev., Vol. 50, No. 1, pp. 38–48, 2022. We examine the novel hypothesis that physical exercise and sleep have synergistic effects on memory. Exercise can trigger mechanisms that can create an optimal brain state during sleep to facilitate memory processing. The possibility that exercise could counteract the deleterious effects of sleep deprivation on memory by protecting neuroplasticity also is discussed.
- Physical exercise
- Sleep deprivation
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
- Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation