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How To Improve Your Memory

In today’s excessively busy and stressed world, many people find that they have trouble with their memory. This can cause a a great deal of inconvenience and can reduce work performance. Older people will often have memory problems due to age-related factors; the ability to remember things isn’t static through life. Like a muscle, however, your memory will get better at what it does if you give it some exercise and otherwise look after it well.

There is more elsewhere on this site, but look here at some basic tips on how to improve your memory.

Memory Improvement Games

With the public interest in cognitive health rising, memory improvement games and brain trainers have become extremely popular. They range from paper-based memory games and puzzles (even traditional jigsaw puzzles can help) to electronic devices such as the Mensa Brain Trainer. Not only are these games a fun way to exercise your brain, but there is steadily increasing scientific evidence that they do genuinely contribute to enhancing memory.

Physical Activity

The next time you need to commit something important to memory, if possible precede it by going for a walk. In fact, do anything that gets your blood pumping. During physical activity, blood flow to the brain is enhanced, allowing it to function better in all areas of cognition. The benefit is even greater if you maintain regular physical activity!

Get Enough Sleep

Don’t skimp on sleep. This is one of the most important things you can do for your health, both mental and physical. Stress is a prominent feature in the world today and part of this is because most people simply don’t get enough sleep. The typical body needs at least 8 hours of sleep per night, even if a minority of individuals may manage with less.

Get Better Sleep

How well you sleep is just as important as how much you sleep, if not more so. Whether you sleep for 6 hours or for 10, if your body isn’t able to sleep deeply you will wake up still feeling tired and any stress you encounter will be more intense. This is not only bad for your physical health, it is also bad for your brain’s ability to commit information to its memory centers. So if you want to improve your memory, start by improving your sleep quality. Avoid caffeine after 5pm, take a warm bath, and avoid work or stress for a few hours before falling asleep.

For more on this, see: Memory Improvement – More Tips