There is nothing worse than when you are in the thick of study and all of a sudden you realise that your brain is slowing down, your memory is beginning to slip, brain fog is starting to cloud your clarity, and you feel as if the only thing that can rescue you is a pillow to lay your head down on. Now this is not a good thing to have happen.
In a perfect world you would wan to be able to study for hours and stay totally focused, clear in the mind, and be able to have a memory like glue. Sadly, we do not live in a perfect world and we never will. But what we can create the right circumstances so that you will be at your best more often and for longer periods of time. But you have to approach this with some common sense and by far the most important thing and the thing that everybody has no problem forgetting is the importance of sleep.
You need to get at least 7 – 8 hours of sleep each night if you want to have an optimized brain that is high in performance. There are just no two ways about it. You have to be on point during your study session and well, life in general. And to do this you must be getting adequate sleep.
Next up. You need to ensure that you are eating enough fats. Your brain loves fats. The right ones though! Saturated fats from coconut oil for instance or MCT oil are by far the best types of fats to help fuel your brain and give it exactly what it needs to perform at a high level. So please don’t be scared of fat. It’s not going to make you fat unless you eat ridiculous amounts of it. But one or two spoonfuls of coconut oil before a study session can work absolute wonders.
You should also start considering the use of nootropics or brain supplements. There are many of these available and some are absolutely crap while others are fantastic. You may need to experiment with a few different types to you find one that works well for you. My pick is the new one called Neuroflexyn simply because I have problems with my choline levels and this supplement helps deliver this need to me on a silver plate. But as I said experiment to find the best one for you.