When I was a kid, my mother would force me to eat carrots and drink carrot juice. She believed that it would help improve my eyesight. Hence, I grew up believing that. You can understand why I developed trust issues when I got to know that this carrot thing is a myth. This myth originated in WWII.
However, I recently found out that carrot can help protect your eyes. To conclude this story, I don’t trust food. I’m not going to tell you to eat almonds to sharpen your memory. Instead, I will tell you five other things you can do.
How can students sharpen their memory?
I have a short answer to this: a healthy lifestyle. A healthy lifestyle has more than you can count. If your body is well-rested and well-fed, your mind will work much more efficiently.
Here are five tricks that you can use to sharpen your memory.
Meditation has thousands of benefits. It can affect your body and mind in such a positive way. It does reduce not only stress and lower blood pressure but also improves memory.
Our brains have a gray matter which contains neuron cells. As a person ages, the gray matter in their mind decreases. This leads to a decline in their cognition as well as memory. Meditation helps increase this gray matter. You must meditate while you are young.
Games that help exercise your cognitive skills can help develop and strengthen your memory. Crosswords and word-recall games are great for this. Now, many mobile apps have mind braining games.
When it comes to our brain’s cognitive function, sleep plays a vital role; When we sleep, memory consolidation occurs in our minds. A process through which our short-term memories transform into long-term ones. Hence, sleep deprivation means your account is not changing your memories in the long-term storage section.
According to a study, 68% of night-shift nurses scored lower on memory tests than their day shift counterparts. They also made more mathematical errors.
Usually, in their exam days, students ignore a regular sleeping schedule. Sleep deprivation, especially with exam stress, results in lousy memory.
4. Vitamin D
Vitamin D plays a vital role in keeping our bodies and minds healthy. Many health problems can be traced to Vitamin D deficiency. It is more common than you think. VDD can reduce the cognitive function of the brain. You should get a blood test to find out if you have VDD.
Exercise is essential. During exams, most students study all day long. Their physical activity almost ceases to exist, while their mental activity peaks. It is not suitable for memory.
People who exercise in their younger years also decrease their chances of developing memory-related problems in later life.
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