It has been found that sleeping soon after learning benefited both types of declarative memory, this means that it would be a good thing to rehearse any information you need to remember just prior to going to bed. In some sense, you may be 'telling' the sleeping brain what to consolidate.
Procedural (implicit) Memory = refers to unconscious memories such as skills (e.g. learning to ride a bicycle) Declarative (explicit) Memory = refers to memories which can be consciously recalled such as facts and knowledge. Declarative memory can be divided into two categories: episodic memory which stores specific personal experiences and semantic memory which stores factual information.
0-web.a.ebscohost.com.skyline.ucdenver.edu It seems that our library databases (this one is Academic Search Premier) provide links to Pin articles. Who would suspect? This article is a research study, "Comparing the Effects of Nocturnal Sleep and Daytime Napping on Declarative Memory Consolidation." in the journal PlosOne (2014). Napping? Not going to happen in real time.