These Are the Best Ways to Improve Your Memory

All day every day, your brain is bombarded with new information. Confronted with this tsunami of sensory and cerebral input, it’s no wonder much of it slips through your memory’s grasp. But if you feel like you’re forgetting more than you should—or if you just want to pump up your retention and recall—there are some science-backed ways to improve your memory. Start with exercise. A recent study appearing in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that just 10 minutes of light exercise was enough to increase patterns of brain activity associated with memory improvements. This adds to a big pile of evidence linking physical activity with improved memory and overall cognitive functioning. “Our research has shown that significant memory gains emerge when individuals engage in regular aerobic exercise for 50 minutes three times a week,” says Sandra Bond Chapman, a distinguished professor and director of the Center for Brain Health at the University of Texas at Dallas. Exercise improves cerebral blood flow—even after you’ve finished your workout—which aids memory as well as other brain functions, Chapman’s research shows. Adequate sleep is another necessary ingredient for a healthy mind and memory. But allowing your mind some free time to ponder new information also seems to be helpful. A small 2018 study found that when people were allowed to sit quietly and zone out for 10 minutes after looking a...
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CONCLUSIONS: There is no evidence to support the superiority of sound therapy for tinnitus over waiting list control, placebo or education/information with no device. There is insufficient evidence to support the superiority or inferiority of any of the sound therapy options (hearing aid, sound generator or combination hearing aid) over each other. The quality of evidence for the reported outcomes, assessed using GRADE, was low. Using a combination device, hearing aid or sound generator might result in little or no difference in tinnitus symptom severity.Future research into the effectiveness of sound therapy in patients w...
Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Cochrane Database Syst Rev Source Type: research
Americans are drowning in financial troubles. Credit card debt hit a record high this year at more than $1 trillion, according to the Federal Reserve. Student loan debt has jumped 150 percent over the span of just a decade. And not only are we drowning in debt, we’re also not saving, which further compounds the problem. About 1 in 4 Americans don’t even have a single dollar saved for an emergency. All of this takes a big toll on us, emotionally and physically. A survey by the American Institute of CPAs found that more than half of Americans with debt say that it’s negatively impacted their lives. What&rs...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Money and Financial New Year's Careless spending debt financial planning Source Type: blogs
Shizu Okusa started D.C. juice company Jrink five years ago. Now she ’s briging “the pharmacy of the future” under her wellness company’s umbrella. Apothekary, the second brand under parent Wellthy&Co., is a one-stop shop for herbal supplements, spices and teas to replace quick-fix pharmaceuticals (i.e. sleep aids as opposed to prescribed medication). Now Okusa is raising money, breaking into brick-and-mortar and launching sales nationally online. The business opened its first store in…
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Shizu Okusa started D.C. juice company Jrink five years ago. Now she ’s adding “the pharmacy of the future” to her wellness company’s umbrella. Apothekary, the second brand under parent Wellthy&Co., is a one-stop shop for herbal supplements, spices and teas to replace quick-fix pharmaceuticals (i.e. sleep aids as opposed to prescribed medication). Now Okusa is raising money, breaking into brick-and-mortar and launching sales nationally online. The business opened its first store in June,…
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INTRODUCTION: Sleep restriction may lead to decreased performance and increased accidents and errors. SPHERES, a small satellite testbed, was used to examine the effects of sleep restriction and situation awareness (SA) aids on a simulation of satel...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news
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This study was cross-sectional in design, 602 patients attending the outpatient HIV/AIDS clinic of a tertiary center in Nigeria were recruited. Participant Sociodemographic information and clinical history were obtained from their case records. The Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) was used to measure the quality. PSQI questionnaire was administered by trained social workers and those with scores ≥5 were diagnosed with poor sleep quality.Results: The participants were made up of 69.9% females and 30.1% males. According to the PSQI, 28.3% reported poor sleep quality. Majority (61.8%) of the poor sleepers were unaware...
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Sleep and control of breathing Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 15 November 2018Source: Annals of Emergency MedicineAuthor(s): Scott R. Votey
Source: Annals of Emergency Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research
Beloved Hollywood celebrities, famous politicians or members of the British royal family: no better advertisement for fitness tracker producers and health tech companies. As models, actors and actresses are highly influential people, their early adoption of digital solutions could also push the masses towards living more healthily with technologies. On the other hand, celebrities are inclined to follow questionable health trends, too, which go against decades of medical evidence. Those examples, everyone should rather reject. Wearables conquered Hollywood, the White House, and the British royal family Celebrities are all a...
Source: The Medical Futurist - Category: Information Technology Authors: Tags: Social media in Healthcare celebrities digital health digital technologies digital technology famous fitness future health influencer health influencers Hollywood trackers trends wearables wellness Source Type: blogs
CONCLUSION: More than a third of older adults use medications or aids to help with sleep-most commonly OTC aids. Clinicians should routinely ask older patients about sleep-related difficulties and the use of nonprescription sleep aids. PMID: 30409547 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Am J Geriatr Psychiatry Source Type: research
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