The Teen Brain: It's Just Not Grown Up Yet : NPR: “There were other advantages to having a neuroscientist mom, Will says. Like when he was tempted to pull an all-nighter.
‘She would say, ‘read it tonight and then go to sleep,” he says. ‘And what she explained to me is that it will take [what you’ve been reading] from your short-term memory and while you sleep you will consolidate it. And actually you will know it better in the morning than right before you went to sleep.’
It worked every time, he says.”