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Sleep hygiene impacts on episodic memories in young and older adults during quarantine by Covid-19: preliminary results
LEONELA TASSONE; PAULA MARTÍNEZ; MALEN MOYANO; CECILIA SOLFERINO; CAROLINA FELDBERG; FLORENCIA TARTAGLINI; IGNACIO BRUSCO; CECILIA FORCATO
Congreso; XXXV Anual Virtual Meeting of the Argentinean Society of Neuroscience; 2020
Sleep benefits off-line memory consolidation. Due to quarantine by Covid-19, sleeproutines and sleep quality were affected. Preliminary results from our Lab showedthat episodic memory formation is impaired by emotional variables, such as anxietyand depression. We hypothesize that sleep hygiene during quarantine positivelyimpacts memory processes and emotional variables. To test this, we perform a 21-day study. Young and older participants were trained on the episodic memory task(video of neutral content). On day 7 they were tested and half of them began asleep hygiene program. On day 14, participants were trained in a new episodictask and were tested on day 21. We found that young and older adults thatreceived the sleep hygiene treatment had a positive impact on memoryperformance. Furthermore, older adults had better performance in memoryrecognition than young adults independently of the hygiene treatment. Moreover,older adults that received the sleep hygiene treatment showed a positivecorrelation between the total amount of sleep hygiene activities and the amount ofcorrect recognition as well as a negative correlation with false recognition. We didnot found a significant effect on emotional variables. These results demonstratethat sleep hygiene can be an effective tool for young and older adults to improvememory, however one-week treatment is not enough to induce emotional improvements.