The importance of sleep for improving a child’s memory

The importance of sleep for improving a child’s memory is a key aspect of their overall health and successful learning. For schoolchildren, high — quality and sufficient sleep is not just rest, but also an important component of successful learning and memorization.

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Why is sleep so important for memory?

During sleep, memory consolidation occurs, that is, the transfer of information from short-term memory to long-term memory.

  • The brain rests and recovers: During sleep, the brain gets rid of toxins that can negatively affect memory.
  • Information is processed: The brain scans and analyzes the information received during the day and translates it into long-term memory.
  • New neural connections are developing: During sleep, new neural connections are formed in the brain, which improves memory and cognitive functions.

How much sleep does a child need?

  • Infants (0-1 years old): 14-17 hours per day.
  • Children (1-3 years old): 11-13 hours a day.
  • Preschoolers (3-5 years old): 10-12 hours a day.
  • Schoolchildren (6-13 years old): 9-11 hours a day.
  • Teenagers (14-17 years old): 8-10 hours a day.

How can I improve my sleep quality?

  • Create a sleep routine: Go to bed and wake up at the same time every day, even on weekends.
  • Make the bedroom comfortable: The temperature in the bedroom should be cool, and the room should be dark and quiet.
  • Avoid gadgets before going to bed: Blue light from screens can interfere with the production of melatonin, the sleep hormone.
  • Relax before going to bed: Take a bath, read a book or listen to calm music.
  • Exercise regularly: Physical activity during the day will help you sleep better at night.


The importance of sleep for improving memory is not just rest time, but also an important factor affecting a child’s memory and cognitive abilities. Ensuring healthy sleep promotes better learning, increased concentration, and overall well-being. Parents should pay attention to their children’s sleep patterns and quality in order to promote their successful development and learning.

Oxbridge International School understands the importance of sleep to improve the memory of its students and supports parents in creating favorable conditions for quality sleep. We strive to provide our students with all the necessary conditions for successful and fulfilling education.

For more information, you can visit our Oxbridge International School website, read our blog or contact us by phone at +998 (71) 263-00-15.

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