Concentrating on the Alternatives – Using alternative methods to help you concentrate

by on April 27th, 2011 at 7:00 am

There are many times in our lives when we may feel like we can’t concentrate, which can lead to distraction, disorganization, and irritability. Unfortunately, these symptoms can make it impossible to enjoy our daily lives. There are many factors that can lead to these symptoms such as a lack of sleep, change in diet, or medication changes. Whatever the reason may be, there are alternative remedies to combat concentration issues.

Lack of Sleep

A lack of sleep means that you just aren’t quite getting your full 8 hours in, causing grogginess or a feeling of our head being in the clouds. Some people do everything in their power to try and sleep 8 hours but for some reason they just can’t. Factors that play a role in sleeplessness includes, stress, caffeine intake and body discomforts.

Stress is a common instigator of not being able to fall asleep because our brains tend to work overtime at night when the world is quiet.  Alternative ways to combat stress are drinking warm milk or chamomile tea right before bed and incorporating the herb passion flower or homeopathic ingredient Nux Vom. C30.

Caffeine intake is another huge factor; steer clear of coffee, chocolate and black teas before bed. Some people are more susceptible to the effects of caffeine than others, so it’s a good idea to experiment with your caffeine consumption throughout the day to see just how affected you are.

Body discomfort is another major culprit of restlessness; if you have sore muscles it can be a difficult task to try and get comfortable and fall asleep soundly.  Take vitamin B6, magnesium, and calcium throughout the day and stretch your muscles regularly. Also, applying Peppermint, Ginger or Pine essential oils before bed, works wonders for sore muscles.

Change in Diet

Edibles such as sugar and caffeine are said to boost concentration; however, there are effects we suffer after these are consumed. Adding more sugars and caffeine into your diet will unfortunately only work for a short period of time, and you may end up crashing after a sugar or caffeine high. Keeping your mind on track can however be helped by eating certain foods. Eat protein, like eggs in the morning, avoid carbohydrates at lunch to ward off sluggishness, and incorporate good fats like flax seed and omega-3’s.

Medication

Many people can tell you that some medications cause side effects such as a lack of concentration. Certain medication can cause you to lose sleep which we know leads to concentration issues. While many people actually take medication to help them concentrate better, others may find their medicine has the opposite effect.  For concentration help, try incorporating Gingko biloba into your diet, you can find it in most pharmacies. Remember, before adding any type of remedy in your life, ask your doctor first.

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