How not to “lose” your head in the modern world? Well you have to take care of the content in it. Here are 10 factors that have an adverse effect on the brain.
Lack of sleep
This familiar phenomenon is becoming a global problem. According to the WHO, over the past 100 years, the average person is sleeping 20% less. Lack of sleep directly affects our condition, different parts of the brain go into the phase of slow sleep. Thus a person becomes fragmented, motor skills deteriorate. Regular lack of sleep leads to the death of brain cells.
Lack of breakfast
Skipping the morning dishes has a negative impact on the working and tone of a person during the day. This seems quite obvious, but the issue here is not so much in the energy of the food needed by the body but in the fact that the lack of breakfast reduces the level of sugar in the blood. And this, in turn, reduces and impedes the supply of nutrients in the brain.
The previous paragraph explains why it is recommended to eat black chocolate for productive brain work. However, it should be known that excessive amounts of sugar cause problems with the assimilation of proteins and nutrients. The result is the same as with low blood sugar – the nutrients in the brain simply do not work.
Strong psycho-emotional tensions lead to disruption of neuronal relationships, making it difficult to understand the causal relationship and the sequence of events. This is associated with strong nervous arousal. Accumulated stress worsens memory and reduces intellectual potential.
Antidepressants and sleeping pills
Using sleeping pills and popular antidepressants can worsen memory to amnesia, cause dementia and obsessive thoughts about suicide. Most often these consequences are seen in Americans who have very easy access to such drugs.
Speaking of the negative effect of smoking on the body, the consequences for the lungs and teeth come first. There is little talk about how cigarettes affect the brain – nicotine narrows its blood vessels. In addition to the problems associated with the lack of nutrients in the brain, this significantly increases the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.
The lack of enough sunlight directly affects the cognitive abilities of a person. First of all, ultraviolet rays, obtained with sunlight, regulate blood circulation, ie the flow of oxygen and nutrients. Secondly, sunlight contributes to the production of serotonin – a hormone that affects the mood of a person.
Lack of water
Lack of water leads to a decrease in brain volume, which significantly reduces its effectiveness and results in virtually zero storage capacity. It is recommended to drink an average of 2 liters of water per day.
Year after year, the amount of information we receive grows avalanche. Most – unnecessary. In fact, this is a surplus that the brain responds uniquely – resists. This leads to a moment when the information is not absorbed, the memory is disturbed.
Another anomaly of the information world – a person simultaneously perceives a few streams of information. As a result, none of them is properly absorbed and consciousness is accustomed to such a way of working. Information is perceived superficially and it is becoming more and more difficult to concentrate and deal with one thing without frequent change of activities.