Ways to Boost Your Memory


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Keeping a sharp memory is listed as a concern and priority for many middle aged Americans. Below are three tips.

 

Eliminate stress. Anything that causes you major stress, like anger or anxiety, will in time begin to eat away at the parts of your brain that are responsible for memory.

 

Listen to music. Research shows that certain types of music are very helpful in recalling memories. Information that is learned while listening to a particular song or collection can often be recalled by thinking of the song or "playing" it mentally. Songs and music can serve as cues for pulling up particular memories.

 

Get a good night's sleep and take naps. Getting a consistent 7 to 8 hours of sleep each night will increase your memory. During sleep, the brain firms up memories of recently acquired information. A recent study by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore found that a lack of sleep may be a contributing factor to dementia.


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