- Poor Memory
If your memory was worse than it was ten years ago, it is a sign your brain is struggling.
- Poor judgment/impulsiveness
If you struggle with consistent problems of poor judgment or impulsive behavior, your brain may be troubled.
- Short attention span/distractibility
Having a short attention span or being easily distracted could be a sign of brain dysfunction, meaning it is time to start taking better care of it.
From time to time, all of us feel sad, but when sad or depressed feelings persist, it is called clinical depression and is usually associated with lower activity in the brain. Boosting brain function often has a very positive effect on mood.
- Obesity or being overweight
In studies at the Amen Clinics, we have found that as your weight goes up, your ability to think and reason go down, which means that over time, if you don’t get your weight under control, it will become harder for you to use your own good judgment.
- Low Energy
When people feel physically tired, it is often due to low brain function.
- Chronic insomnia/sleep apnea
Another sign that your brain may be in trouble, is a lack of sleep or sleep apnea. Research suggests that people who get less than seven hours of sleep at night have lower overall blood flow to the brain and poorer cognitive functioning.
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