Sleep Smart, Get Smart

Tips For Better Sleep
Sleep is vital for your cognitive development – but, first, how do you improve your sleep quality? Here are some basic tips:
  • Consider adding NuCalm to your routine. Using NuCalm in the morning or mid-day can make up for poor sleep quality the night before, and may provide you with the restorative benefits of 2 hours of sleep in just 20 minutes! It also resets your sleep-wake cycle and GABAergic inhibitory system to prime you for a good night’s rest later on.
  • Go outside and get some natural sunlight during the day. This realigns your circadian rhythms and your biological clock to help you stay awake during the day and get to sleep at night. NuCalm is also a great tool to help reset these rhythms.
  • Avoid caffeine late in the day. Caffeine is a stimulant and will block the action of sleep-related chemicals in the brain. Try the 20-min NuCalm Power Nap as an alternative and natural “pick-me-up” in the afternoon.
  • Improve your sleeping environment. At night, darken your room with blinds or curtains to cue your brain that it’s time for sleep. Ensure that your room temperature is not too warm to allow your body temperature to cool down before sleep. Similarly, NuCalm blocks light and brings you into a parasympathetic dominant (“rest-and-digest”) state where your body temperature naturally decreases to prep you for a good rest.
How Sleep Helps With Learning
We all know that a good night’s rest is vital for your health; it’s your body’s chance to rejuvenate and reset itself. However, did you know that sleep is also the time when your brain stores memories, strengthens neural connections, and clears away unnecessary information? It’s the time when space is made for learning.

Learning is the process in which the brain acquires new or modifies existing knowledge, behaviors, skills, or preferences. During the day, as you process new information from life’s experiences, temporary connections are made between different neurons in the brain forming short-term memories. Over the course of the day, the unnecessary connections from arbitrary information are marked for recycling. At night when you sleep, your brain’s janitor cells, the microglia, remove these labeled synapses that hold unimportant information to make space for the development of stronger connections that code for the important stuff. Long-term memories are formed through more secure and more efficient neural pathways. When you wake up, your head is clearer and ready to start the learning process anew.

Read this article to learn more about how sleep helps the learning process unfold.

NuCalm is the world’s only patented, clinically proven neuroscience to manage your stress and improve your sleep quality without drugs or side effects. Call us today at 877.668.2256 to find out more about how NuCalm can help improve your sleep quality and prime your brain for optimal learning. ​

Keep it calm,

The NuCalm Team


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