Why am I not remembering, thinking as clearly or tired in the middle of the day?
Water is essential for the efficient functioning of your brain! Dehydration equals Brain Shrinkage!
Even a 2% drop in body water can trigger short-term memory loss, trouble doing basic math and difficulties focusing.
Your brain is comprised of 75% water!!
Did you know that 75% to 90% of seniors are in the ER for Dehydration!!! Remember from my last article that seniors lose their thirst sensation to let them know they need water!
Drinking adequate water is just as important for the health of the brain as it is for the health of our bodies. Your brain needs plenty of glucose, oxygen, water and other essential nutrients to function well. If your brain doesn’t get enough of water, you might feel dizzy, fatigued and get a headache, and you’ll start to lose your ability to concentrate. Studies have shown that a glass of water every hour while studying prevents fatigue and headaches.
Because your brain is 75% water, ample hydration is an absolute must. When the water in your brain decreases, stress hormones are released. These hormones block glucose, which is the primary fuel of the brain, from entering brain cells. This in turn results in memory problems.
It is important to understand that even a minor amount of dehydration can raise stress hormones in the brain and damage your brain over time.
Excerpts from “Brain Tune Up” By Arnold Bresky, M.D.
Iva Lou Bailey, Founding Trainer of Dr. Bresky’s 9 Point Brain Tune Up System.