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Sleep deprivation due to stress may affect memory! During sleep, your brain doesn’t completely sleep. But you will have some rapid eye movement (REM) to help improve your memory.
And experts believe that getting adequate amounts of REM during sleep may play a key role to help improve and maintain the performance of your memory.
On the other hand, if you experience sleep deprivation (both quality & quantity), you are less likely to have adequate amounts of REM. As a result, you tend to have memory problems.
What else? The following are other factors that may also affect your memory:
- Poor diet – especially lack of essential nutrients to help improve your memory! Deficiencies in healthy fats, high-quality protein, vitamin B1, and vitamin B12 are commonly linked to decreased memory, according to WebMD.
- Medical conditions such dementia, stroke, problems of thyroid, or other certain infections that affect brain (like tuberculosis and HIV).
- Abusing tobacco and alcohol! While cigarette smoking can reduce the supply of oxygen into the brain, excessive use of alcohol also show the same affect. This eventually can be potential to lead to memory loss.
- Certain medications! There are some medicines that may cause some side effects related with problems of memory.