TopicChanging The World - Mental Health Advocacy Can Make A Difference

  • Mon 16th Apr 2018 - 6:33am

    Lack of sleep dumbs you down. Sleep plays a critical Brain Plus IQ Review role in thinking, learning and memory. Consistent, adequate sleep is key to being able to perform at our best academically or for that matter any task that requires memory and accuracy. Bluntly, lack of sleep interferes with attention, alertness, concentration, reasoning, and problem solving. This makes it more difficult to learn efficiently. Without sleep our memories can't be consolidated and you can't remember what you learned or experienced during the day. Just imagine trying to do well on a test or that report to your boss when your mind wasn't able to fully absorb the information from the day before and your thinking is fuzzy.

    You are less likely to feel like exercising when you are tired. Admittedly, sleep and exercise are intricately entwined. Research has shown that when we exercise we sleep better. However, when we don't sleep we are not able to utilize or produce serotonin for our brain. Without enough of this neurotransmitter, we may experience depression or anxiety or both. Neither of these common co-existing conditions with ADD are very motivating when it is required to put one foot in front of the other and head out the door for a brisk walk.

    Recently I've noticed that being "happy" or striving for "happiness" is a major topic of many conversations. We seem to live in a world where we are inundated by information about being happy. Pursuing it could literally be a full time job! Being someone who has struggled with depression, it has made me wonder what would happen if we were happy all the time, whether unhappiness has a purpose, and if happiness is really the point.

  • Mon 16th Apr 2018 - 4:53pm

    very good and informative post

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