Male   Female
  • How important is sleep to improving my memory?
  • January 22, 2014
  • life insurance and ageBy Karla Sullivan

    As we misplace our keys, again, many comment on another senior moment during our search and as we age, our grey matter does change. The hippo campus, a region of the brain that involves memory does deteriorate as we age. Hormones and proteins change and usually decline with age. Blood flow to the brain may be decreased and cause significant loss of memory. Can we improve these so-called senior moments?

    If we don’t exercise on a regular basis, we lose muscle strength and bone mass as we get older. Though the brain is capable of developing new cells regardless of our age, if we are not using the potential, our cognitive skills will diminish.

    First of all, quality sleep is key to improving memory function. According to Harvard Health in a 2010 study it was suggested that dreaming may reactivate and reorganize recently learned material. Harvey B. Simon, M.D. and Editor of Harvard Health claim that even a brief nap may boost learning, memory and creative problem solving.

    Try to give your brain a different direction from a familiar trend. If you have never been good at cross word puzzles, try them anyway to help challenge new pathways. Use your hands while developing a new craft such as knitting, sewing or even playing a musical instrument which will help strengthen coordination and spatial reasoning.

    According to the American Academy of Neurology, more walking builds grey matter and, in turn, reduces cognitive impairment. Adding walks to your lifestyle can greatly improve your memory.

    Cutting out alcohol and cigarettes as well as appropriate weight recommended will improve all health deficiencies as well as cognitive functions. And a diet filled with omega can’t hurt either.

    Turn off your computer. According to some studies, constant information overload can hurt your memory. Many suggest that you need to allow the brain to be idle. It is designed to relax, rebuild during which time attention is replenished, creativity is more define and memories have improved.

  • Category: Articles Library, Life Insurance, Videos

Leave a Reply

Archives

About

Consumer Insurance Guide SM provides a wide selection of originally-authored articles and expert advice targeted to the self-directed insurance shopper. Our mission is to provide consumers with useful, money-saving information on all things having to do with making sound insurance purchase decisions.

Consumer Insurance Guide SM is owned by Life Quotes, Inc. 8205 South Cass Avenue, Darien, IL. For editorial, content feeds, advertising and lead purchase opportunities, contact Robert Bland at bob@lifequotes.com.

Originally founded in 1984 as Quotesmith Corporation, Life Quotes, Inc. owns and operates www.consumerinsuranceguide.com and www.lifequotes.com, two online consumer insurance information services that cater to the needs of self-directed personal and corporate insurance shoppers.

About Us  |   Contact Us  |   Press Releases  |   The Best Privacy Policy  |   Life Insurance  |   Careers
For Agents & Brokers  |   Site Map  |  


Copyright ©1984-2015 Life Quotes, Inc., 8205 South Cass Avenue, Suite 102, Darien, Illinois. Life Quotes, Inc. and certain of its personnel are licensed as insurance agents, brokers or producers in all states. CA agent #0A13858, LA agent #200696, MA agent #333509159. dba Life Quotes Insurance Services in CA under agent #0827712, in LA under agent #205078. dba Life Quotes Insurance Services, Inc. in UT under agent #90093. All rights reserved. Telephone (630) 515-0170. Founded 1984.
10.1.1.86