Understand How Sleep Impacts Learning and Memory

Monday, November 26, 2007 General News J E 4
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 26 Understand how improving yoursleep can enhance your memory and intelligence. That's the message behind thenew book "REM Illumination Memory Consolidation" (

Written by Timothy J. Walter, M.D., a sleep medicine physician andneurologist, "REM Illumination Memory Consolidation" (Lotus Magnus, August2007, ISBN-13: 978-1604022377, $19.95) integrates different research findingson sleep and memory into the first-ever cohesive theory about the overallprocess presented in a way that is easy to understand. Dr. Walter hastranslated the complex sleep research concepts into plain English using simpleanalogies so that any reader can benefit from this information.

In the book, Dr. Walter explains how our brains use emotion throughout theday as we live our lives to decide which memories are actually worth keeping.While we sleep, the same emotion in the dream may aid in the burning of thememory into the matrix of pre-existing memories.

Dr. Walter explains the amazing discovery of REM sleep windows, which arediscrete windows in time following learning when we must dream if we are topermanently store memories. If these REM sleep opportunities are missed,either through sleep deprivation or a sleep disorder such as obstructive sleepapnea, the opportunity to store specific memories may be lost forever.Getting adequate sleep may improve learning and memory.

In addition to the printed version, "REM Illumination" is available as ane-book or audio book at Potential buyers can alsosample audio chapters at andpurchase the paperback on at

"Your most valuable asset is your consciousness," said Walter. "That iswhy I wrote this book."

About the Author

Timothy J. Walter, M.D. received his undergraduate degree from StanfordUniversity and his medical degree from The Ohio State University College ofMedicine. He went on to do a residency in neurology at Georgetown UniversityHospital and a fellowship in sleep medicine and neurophysiology at TheCleveland Clinic Foundation. He is board certified in neurology and sleepmedicine. He is currently the co-medical director of Capitol Sleep MedicineSleep Diagnostic Center in Grove City, Ohio.

This release was issued through eReleases(TM). For more information,visit Timothy J. Walter, M.D. Capitol Sleep Medicine / Lotus Magnus 2441 Old Stringtown Road Grove City, OH 43123 (614) 317-9990 (614) 317-9905 fax

SOURCE Timothy J. Walter, M.D.


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