10 Natural Concentration-Boosters
In our modern, fast-paced world, multi-tasking is concentration's biggest foe. Slow down and follow some of these strategies to bring your thoughts into clearer focus.
Put limits on screen time
Keep a track of hours spent on the computer. A Swedish study found unrestrained time on the web-Pathological Internet Use (PIU)-is associated with increased symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), especially in men.
Try ginkgo supplements
Placebo-controlled UK research found a 120 mg dose of standardized Ginkgo biloba extract quickened performance on tasks requiring attention.
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A small placebo-controlled Korean study found 4500 mg of red ginseng a day for two weeks improved participants’ reaction times and brain power.
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Get a good night’s sleep
One night of sleep deprivation can reduce concentration on a visual tracking exercise by more than 40 per cent.
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Eat dark chocolate
Eating dark chocolate has been shown to improve cognitive function and increase driving accuracy and reduce collisions in clinical studies.
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A month of meditation training has been shown to decrease reaction time and increase the ability to concentrate without exerting any extra effort.
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Sharpen your wits with a sniff of peppermint. A randomized International Journal of Neuroscience study of 144 adults found the scent of peppermint enhanced memory, increased alertness and improved reaction times.
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