Chapter 8. Increase Your Energy to Boost Your Memory Power

Just as your overall health contributes to your ability to remember, so does your level of energy. If you are tired, sleepy, groggy, or otherwise feeling lethargic and low in energy, you are just not going to be able to remember well.

Some classic examples of when your flagging energy interferes with memory are when you are cramming to remember something at a late-night review session before a critical meeting or when you are studying for an exam. Your feelings of fatigue will simply get in the way of your remembering. They will reduce your ability at all levels of the memory process—from focusing your attention to encoding information in your brain to retrieving the information later. ...

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