Here’s How To Improve Your Memory

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| LAST UPDATE 06/20/2022

By Jacqueline Vaughan
Studying, Memory Loss, Hacks
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Whether you need to study for a test or just remember the items you need from the store without checking your phone numerous times, we all need our memory to be on top of its game. But, as we get older, our ability to memorize things weakens, and it can land us in some non-ideal situations. Luckily, there are some tricks for keeping your memory in check and preventing memory loss in the long run. Better yet, most of them don't require too much hard work and can be done from the comfort of your own home. Here's what you can do...

Eating healthy has an endless amount of positive impacts, one of which is memory training. Foods such as berries, cabbage, parsley, kale, onions, grapes, and tea will all help to ensure you have an adequate amount of flavonoids in your diet. These high antioxidant foods will help to protect your brain from injuries and therefore help with your memory. None of these foods sound like your thing? Red wine contains these flavonoids too! But of course, keep it in moderation.

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Talking of enjoyable ways to exercise your memory, sleeping is also an essential part of the process. When we get enough sleep, the plaque which prevents the neurons from communicating with each other will be cleared out, and our memory will improve. Aim for at least 8 hours of sleep a night to ensure you can go in and out of a REM cycle, removing any waste in the brain's glymphatic system.

Talking to yourself might make you feel a little weird, but it's a super helpful way to remember things. If there's something in particular that you need to remember, saying it out loud numerous times will help it set in. Studies have shown that when things are said out loud, it helps to commit them to long-term memory, which is called the Production Effect. If too many people are around to do this, writing it down can also be a good tool. Rewriting things in your own words will help you to remember them. Creating acronyms for tricky concepts can also help lock it in as it is easier for the brain to remember this way. Well, what are you waiting for? Try incorporating these hacks into your daily life. And once you're done, check out these tips to help keep your mind clutter-free...

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