Exercising the Sleepy-ing Brain: Exercise, Sleep, and Sleep Loss on Memory

Marc Roig, Jacopo Cristini, Zohra Parwanta, Beatrice Ayotte, Lynden Rodrigues, Bernat de Las Heras, Jean François Nepveu, Reto Huber, Julie Carrier, Simon Steib, Shawn D. Youngstedt, David L. Wright

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ROIG, M., J. CRISTINI, Z. PARWANTA, B. AYOTTE, L. RODRIGUES, B. DE LAS HERAS, J-F. NEPVEU, R. HUBER, J. CARRIER, S. STEIB, S.D. YOUNGSTEDT, and D.L. WRIGHT. Exercising the sleepy-ing brain: exercise, sleep, and sleep loss on memory. Exerc. Sport Sci. Rev., Vol. 50, No. 1, pp. 38–48, 2022. 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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)38-48
Number of pages11
JournalExercise and Sport Sciences Reviews
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2022


  • Consolidation
  • Encoding
  • Memory
  • Neuroplasticity
  • Physical exercise
  • Sleep
  • Sleep deprivation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation


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