We all have things we need to remember. A pitch. A presentation. Material for a test.
So you study. You read and re-read. And highlight. And re-read again. You devote what at least feel like endless hours to the pursuit of knowledge and recall.
And even if you do manage to remember what you needed to remember, still: The process of learning took way too much time and effort.
If that sounds like you — because it certainly sounds like me — science has the solution. According to a 2016 study published in Psychological Science, people who studied before bed, then slept, then did a quick review the next morning not only spent less time studying, they also increased their long-term retention by 50 percent.