Cairo – September 14 (SEE): Memory health is something that many people care and feel worry about. Preserving your memory is a duty you should do while you’re young, that is, don’t wait until you get old to deal with it through bills and medication.
Memory is like a box that you are using along your lifetime… Filling it in continuously with information and recall them back… This box might come day lose its ability to well function. But hey, remember, you can start now to deal with this issue and follow a lifestyle that preserve your memory.
According to experts, you can reverse the damage in your memory by cutting back on sugar, reducing stress levels and getting a good night’s rest.
The following are four Steps to Boosting Your Memory
- Avoid Supplements
The first recommendation is to avoid supplement which are said to boost your memory and energy. Taking pills or energy drinks doesn’t solve the fundamental problem: too much sugar, lots of stress and not enough sleep.
- Cut Back on How Much Sugar You Consume
Tackling your sugar addiction will be harder than you think, but applying a few basic principles to your food choices can be a huge help. Cut out sugary soda and try sugar free options, cut in half the amount of sugar you use in your favorite recipes and add some fruit to your diet.
- Reduce Stress:
When you start to get stressed, your body releases a hormone called cortisol. This chemical prepares your body to take on the stressful situation you face. And when cortisol builds up in our bodies, it affects the function of the hippocampus, our brain’s memory center. In 2014, a team of researchers from the University of California, Berkeley, found that long-term stress (and cortisol, in particular) alters important neuron ratios in your hippocampus as well as the protective cover around your nerves. In other words, habitual stressing out can mess up the way your memory center’s nerves communicate with each other.
And the effects go beyond just memory impairment: anxiety, mood disorders and learning difficulties show up, too.
- Make Sleep a Priority
When you consistently deprive yourself of sleep, your brain’s ability to consolidate and store what it learns takes a serious hit.
The final memory-harming habit is sleep deprivation. Controlling your home’s temperature, setting a sleep routine, shutting off those electronic devices and limiting daytime naps can give you those sweet hours of sleep you’ve been wanting.