Effects on Memory of Sleep, Exercise, and Diet. Psychology

  • Good nutrition, physical exercise, and adequate sleep contribute to memory functions.
  • Diets rich in omega-3s (especially DHA) may help hippocampal cells communicate better
  • Norepinephrine release during physical exercise appears to strengthen memories.
  • Sleep is a critical component, both in the consolidation of memories and normal functioning of the hippocampus.