AEE 162: Can You Learn English in Your Sleep?

Sleep learn EnglishCan you learn English in your sleep?

Today we talk about this interesting question, and new research presented in Wired Magazine that says it may be possible!

Scientists conducted an experiment with German students who were studying Dutch.

The students studied a series of Dutch words.

Then, half of the students went to sleep and the words were played back to them while they slept.

The other half of the students had to stay awake and listen as the same words were played back to them.

In the morning, the students who went to sleep early remembered the new words better than the students who had stayed awake.

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It would be nice to think we can learn a new language while we sleep!

  But the lesson from the experiment is probably that it is better to study enough, but also get enough sleep.

You probably aren’t learning while you’re sleeping.  The thing to remember is that your brain simply works better when you get your 6-8 hours of sleep!

How do you balance studying and sleeping?

Do you think it’s possible to learn while you sleep?

Tell us below in the comments section!