3. Put down the marijuana.
Contrary to the thought that marijuana use doesn’t hurt, marijuana use now can hurt your memory later.
A March 2015 study in Hippocampus suggests that heavy cannabis users are more inclined to memory loss as they get older.
Years after they stopped using cannabis, adults in their twenties showed brain abnormalities attributed to previous use.
4. Get some sleep.
Your brain needs to rest up, too. Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley have said that not getting enough restorative sleep can result in the buildup of beta-amyloid — a protein that attacks the brain’s long-term memory and is believed to trigger Alzheimer’s disease.
There’s good news, though.
Matthew Walker, neuroscience professor and senior author of the study, said that sleep can be a beneficial therapy to reverse these effects and can be reinforced with exercise, behavioral therapy, and electrical simulation — a treatment that uses electrical currents to improve brain wave production.