I’ve been forgetful lately…
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“I’ve been forgetful lately…”
Didn’t you say
“I don’t remember if I locked it…”
“I often forget to flush the toilet, so I’m worried…”
Some people said.
in a familiar place
I can’t find a person’s name
I don’t remember what I heard a while ago
“It’s true that I’ve been forgetting a lot lately.”
If you feel that way, it may be because:
What causes forgetfulness
(1) Lack of blood flow in the brain
The brain consumes about 25% of the oxygen consumption of the entire body.
And since the brain cannot store oxygen like muscles, it reacts sensitively to lack of oxygen and quickly becomes oxygen deficient.
“I’m breathing properly”
you may say.
Studies show that tilting your head to 20 degrees reduces blood flow to the brain by 40%.
Even if you’re breathing properly, just looking down a little can cause your brain to run out of oxygen.
And when you’re operating a computer or smartphone, I think it’s probably facing more than 20 degrees.
That means your brain may be chronically starved of oxygen.
It doesn’t help that the brain can only show half of its ability.
Don’t keep looking down.
“Even if you say so, you can’t work.”
You may say that, but it would be nice if you could get it on your computer or smartphone.
Specifically, put a stand under the computer and raise it by at least 5 centimeters.
Raise your smartphone to near your line of sight and operate it without looking down.
What causes forgetfulness
② I don’t remember in the first place
Are you doing the same things as usual?
Walk the same road as usual, take the same train as usual, go to the computer when the time comes, finish work when the time comes, take the same train as usual, walk home the same way as usual. hand,,,
“I have a commuter pass, so I won’t take a different train.”
That’s what I would say.
But the human brain is always working to consume less energy.
to prepare for hunger.
If you always do the same thing, you will “automate your actions” to reduce energy consumption.
If you do the same thing, you don’t have to think about it every time.
This reduces the energy consumption of the brain.
When you leave the house, you don’t have to “lock it” every time, but you do it every day, so it’s “automated”.
Even going to the toilet and flushing is automated.
Not all of it, but half of it is conscious and half of it is automatic.
If you are doing those actions while thinking about something there, you will be doing it almost unconsciously.
When I look back on it, I just say, “I don’t remember.”
Be conscious of all your actions.
Walking on a different road than usual, riding in a different vehicle, trying on shoes from a different foot than usual, listening to your wife with your left ear, listening with your right ear, etc. You should try it.