It has been believed for centuries that as we grow older, our brain functions continue to deteriorate, which also impacts and weakens our memory. However, recent medical research and experiments have proved that our brain has the ability to grow new neurons, even as we age, a process known scientifically as neuroplasticity. The mental health of a person depends vastly on how active the person is – physically and mentally. If you keep forgetting things too quickly, or have noticed a sharp decline in your mental health in terms of memory recently, it is time to make some really important changes in your lifestyle to help sharpen and improve your memory.
In today’s fast-paced world, sleep has become more of a luxury than a necessity. Our bodies need sleep to process what has happened today and to recharge energy resources to fuel us tomorrow. Here are some steps you can take to increase your chances of getting a good night’s sleep:
- Set the Mood – Your bedroom should be dark, cool and quiet. This is optimal for your body to relax and stay asleep. Turn off electronics such as computer, phone and television. Electronics can be distracting and the blue lights on them can make it more difficult to go to sleep and stay asleep – and we all know what happens when the phone pings ;). A spray of Lavender on the pillow can be soothing and a noise machine to mask other noises may be helpful. Read more