You Can’t Seem to Focus
Low-quality sleep can really muddle a person’s concentration. If you have faulty focus, are easily confused, and walk around feeling discombobulated all day, these could be warning signs that low sleep is wreaking havoc on your brain. The older you are, the more low-quality sleep will cause you to suffer focus issues. The twenty-something college student can sometimes study all night and still manage to pass a test the next day. In mid-life that’s much harder to do. Quality sleep is a thinking man’s fuel. If you want better focus, get better Zzzs at every age.
You Struggle to Retain Information
Not only are you unable to focus, but information seems to drop right out of your head. Memory loss and trouble remembering new information could also be signs of poor-quality sleep. Again, the older you get the more this is going to be an issue. If you’ve been thinking that aging is the only reason you suffer memory loss, try getting better-quality sleep and see if that helps. You might be surprised how much more you’re able to remember when your brain gets the rest it needs to function at high capacity.
Get Support for Better Sleep
Even a few of these symptoms can make you feel pretty lousy 24 hours a day. To get better sleep, and better overall health, try some lifestyle practices that might make a big difference. Try going to sleep earlier than usual. Eat nutrient-rich foods, but don’t eat later than four hours before bed. Meditate to calm your brain. Turn on soothing music or a white noise machine. Turn off or put away all electronic devices before nestling in.
If those practices aren’t helping enough, consult with your doctor to get extra support. Your health and well-being depend on getting regular restorative sleep.