Things That Could Be Making You More Forgetful

Here are six things that could make it worse.

If you’re always forgetting things, like the names of people you meet or where you put your keys, here are six things that could make it worse. Not getting enough sleep. Not enough adequate rest can affect your ability to learn new things by up to 40%, and it can affect the hippocampus part of your brain, which is responsible for making new memories.
Another one…multitasking too much. Forgetting things can sometimes just be a simple attention problem…so if we’re distracted or multitasking, we’re more prone to forgetting. Not exercising or moving your body. It increases blood flow to the brain and helps to protect brain cells. Exercise also helps reduce the risk of common illnesses that are linked to memory loss, including high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Drinking alcohol too often. It can damage brain cells and long-term drinking has shown to actually cause the brain to decrease in size. Another bad habit…smoking. It can impair lung and heart function, which slows oxygen transport to the brain and less oxygen in your brain can lead to less brain function and memory loss. Finally, omitting certain foods from your diet. If you’re looking for things to boost brain function, opt for leafy vegetables, fatty fish, berries, tea, coffee, and walnuts.