Exercising the Sleepy-ing Brain: Exercise, Sleep, and Sleep Loss on Memory. Academic Article uri icon


  • We examine the novel hypothesis that physical exercise and sleep have synergistic effects on memory. Exercise can trigger mechanisms that can create an optimal brain state during sleep to facilitate memory processing. The possibility that exercise could counteract the deleterious effects of sleep deprivation on memory by protecting neuroplasticity also is discussed.

published proceedings

  • Exerc Sport Sci Rev

altmetric score

  • 40.55

author list (cited authors)

  • Roig, M., Cristini, J., Parwanta, Z., Ayotte, B., Rodrigues, L., de Las Heras, B., ... Wright, D. L.

citation count

  • 4

complete list of authors

  • Roig, Marc||Cristini, Jacopo||Parwanta, Zohra||Ayotte, Beatrice||Rodrigues, Lynden||de Las Heras, Bernat||Nepveu, Jean-Fran├žois||Huber, Reto||Carrier, Julie||Steib, Simon||Youngstedt, Shawn D||Wright, David L

publication date

  • January 2022