Current research shows that a minimum of six hours sleep is needed to retain information learned that day. So if you are studying or taking up a new skill, be sure you get at least six hours sleep on the days you are performing new tasks or learning new information.
It’s when we are sleeping that the brain processes the days information. That’s when we analyze the information absorbed during the day and separate what we’ve learned that needs to be stored and what to let go.
If you don’t get a decent nights sleep, you won’t have the recall that your counterparts who are Sleeping well will develop. It takes hundreds of thousands of neural connections to create memories and its during sleep that the brain reactivates/repeats the neural activity performed each day reinforcing our memories.
Researchers are discovering that our brains are NOT inactive during the sleep cycle but in fact doing the work needed to learn and remember new activities.
Other than humans, there is NO animal on the planet that tries to push the envelope as per denying ourselves sleep to “Get things done.” Humans have something to learn from other species.
Bottom line….. as Dave Atell says, “Get some sleep !”