4 min read

the connection of stress and our memory

4 min read

the connection of stress and our memory

4 min read

the connection of stress and our memory

Ever noticed that when we’re stressed out about something we often start to be a bit forgetful? It’s no coincidence, it’s actually all a natural set of results of short, medium, and long-term effects can have on our ability to make memories and recall information. Stress can have such a big impact on our memories, that over time it actually change the shape of our brain, but more on that later.

The stress we experience can effect how our memories are formed.

When stressed, people often have a more difficult time creating short-term memories and turning those short-term memories into long-term memories. This is why it can be harder for us to learn when we're stressed.

Stress does not only have an affect on how we create memories, but can also affect the type of memories we form as well. If we are stressed during an event, we may have more difficulty accurately remembering the details of the event later. The stress colors our perception as well as our ability to recall what we perceived.

Short-term effects of stress on our memories is that it distract us, causing us to forget.

When we experience anxiety or stress, the body goes into and stays in fight or flight mode - our minds and body are on hyper-alert, running at 100 miles per hour on the look out for perceived threats or new stressors. Since so much energy and focus is shifted to our fight or flight response, it has to pull away from other cognitive functions. The first to go? Our ability for immediate recall or to focus and concentrate.

That’s how stress can cause forgetfulness, confusion and other symptoms like these can often throw a wrench in our daily activities. Often we think that worrying about something and thinking about will help us get through it. But science would argue that it actually makes it harder to solve problems when we’re stressed since it sucks up our mental resources so quickly.

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Over the medium-term, stress can have bigger impacts on overall cognitive function.

People with high stress levels are more likely to have a decline in cognitive function, which are mental processes that allow you to think clearly and carry out pretty much any task.

In a recent study, researchers analyzed data from about 24,500 people. They found that people with higher levels of perceived stress were 37% more likely to have poor cognition than those that reported lower levels of stress, even after researchers adjusted for things like cardiovascular risk factors, sociodemographic variables, and depression.

Drawn-out stress can even change the shape of the brain, altering the size of the hippocampus, which plays a major role in learning and memory.

In the longer-term, stress can cause exhaustion that impairs our memory for years to come.

Stress-related exhaustion has negative impacts. Stress can also lead to exhaustion, and this can lead to cognitive impairment that includes issues with attention and working memory. Unfortunately, memory impairment can still be detected three years later, even after the exhaustion has been addressed.

Positive memories and reminiscing is way more powerful than most of us believe!

Research has shown that those who intentionally recall and savor positive memories experience a greater enjoyment of life. So while stress can negatively impact our memories, our memories can actually help us combat that natural response really well.

Those who reminisced and actively engaged in reliving happy experiences reported greater happiness and higher levels of satisfaction than those who did not have an intentional practice. Nostalgia, love for past events that have happy personal associations, has proven to be a dynamic happiness booster. Nostalgia, it turns out, has the power to boost self-esteem, amplify positive emotions, and even act as a buffer against negative thoughts.

cheat sheet

1.
Stress and forgetfulness are directly intertwined.

2.

Stress has short, medium, and long-term effects on our memory. From distracting us to changing our brain's size.

3.

Intentionally reminiscing about positive memories can greatly reduce stress and forgetfulness.

LEARN MORE

Ever noticed that when we’re stressed out about something we often start to be a bit forgetful? It’s no coincidence, it’s actually all a natural set of results of short, medium, and long-term effects can have on our ability to make memories and recall information. Stress can have such a big impact on our memories, that over time it actually change the shape of our brain, but more on that later.

The stress we experience can effect how our memories are formed.

When stressed, people often have a more difficult time creating short-term memories and turning those short-term memories into long-term memories. This is why it can be harder for us to learn when we're stressed.

Stress does not only have an affect on how we create memories, but can also affect the type of memories we form as well. If we are stressed during an event, we may have more difficulty accurately remembering the details of the event later. The stress colors our perception as well as our ability to recall what we perceived.

Short-term effects of stress on our memories is that it distract us, causing us to forget.

When we experience anxiety or stress, the body goes into and stays in fight or flight mode - our minds and body are on hyper-alert, running at 100 miles per hour on the look out for perceived threats or new stressors. Since so much energy and focus is shifted to our fight or flight response, it has to pull away from other cognitive functions. The first to go? Our ability for immediate recall or to focus and concentrate.

That’s how stress can cause forgetfulness, confusion and other symptoms like these can often throw a wrench in our daily activities. Often we think that worrying about something and thinking about will help us get through it. But science would argue that it actually makes it harder to solve problems when we’re stressed since it sucks up our mental resources so quickly.

anxiety destroying

Calms those negative feels, chills a racing pulse, and relaxes the mind with Magnesium, B Vitamins, & Zinc.

Over the medium-term, stress can have bigger impacts on overall cognitive function.

People with high stress levels are more likely to have a decline in cognitive function, which are mental processes that allow you to think clearly and carry out pretty much any task.

In a recent study, researchers analyzed data from about 24,500 people. They found that people with higher levels of perceived stress were 37% more likely to have poor cognition than those that reported lower levels of stress, even after researchers adjusted for things like cardiovascular risk factors, sociodemographic variables, and depression.

Drawn-out stress can even change the shape of the brain, altering the size of the hippocampus, which plays a major role in learning and memory.

In the longer-term, stress can cause exhaustion that impairs our memory for years to come.

Stress-related exhaustion has negative impacts. Stress can also lead to exhaustion, and this can lead to cognitive impairment that includes issues with attention and working memory. Unfortunately, memory impairment can still be detected three years later, even after the exhaustion has been addressed.

Positive memories and reminiscing is way more powerful than most of us believe!

Research has shown that those who intentionally recall and savor positive memories experience a greater enjoyment of life. So while stress can negatively impact our memories, our memories can actually help us combat that natural response really well.

Those who reminisced and actively engaged in reliving happy experiences reported greater happiness and higher levels of satisfaction than those who did not have an intentional practice. Nostalgia, love for past events that have happy personal associations, has proven to be a dynamic happiness booster. Nostalgia, it turns out, has the power to boost self-esteem, amplify positive emotions, and even act as a buffer against negative thoughts.

cheat sheet

1.
Stress and forgetfulness are directly intertwined.

2.
Stress has short, medium, and long-term effects on our memory. From distracting us to changing our brain's size.

3.
Intentionally reminiscing about positive memories can greatly reduce stress and forgetfulness.

cheat sheet

1.
Stress and forgetfulness are directly intertwined.

2.

Stress has short, medium, and long-term effects on our memory. From distracting us to changing our brain's size.

3.

Short snippet about a key point or two, no more than four lines of text ideally. Gotta keep it short enough to ready quickly.

LEARN MORE

Ever noticed that when we’re stressed out about something we often start to be a bit forgetful? It’s no coincidence, it’s actually all a natural set of results of short, medium, and long-term effects can have on our ability to make memories and recall information. Stress can have such a big impact on our memories, that over time it actually change the shape of our brain, but more on that later.

The stress we experience can effect how our memories are formed.

When stressed, people often have a more difficult time creating short-term memories and turning those short-term memories into long-term memories. This is why it can be harder for us to learn when we're stressed.

Stress does not only have an affect on how we create memories, but can also affect the type of memories we form as well. If we are stressed during an event, we may have more difficulty accurately remembering the details of the event later. The stress colors our perception as well as our ability to recall what we perceived.

Short-term effects of stress on our memories is that it distract us, causing us to forget.

When we experience anxiety or stress, the body goes into and stays in fight or flight mode - our minds and body are on hyper-alert, running at 100 miles per hour on the look out for perceived threats or new stressors. Since so much energy and focus is shifted to our fight or flight response, it has to pull away from other cognitive functions. The first to go? Our ability for immediate recall or to focus and concentrate.

That’s how stress can cause forgetfulness, confusion and other symptoms like these can often throw a wrench in our daily activities. Often we think that worrying about something and thinking about will help us get through it. But science would argue that it actually makes it harder to solve problems when we’re stressed since it sucks up our mental resources so quickly.

anxiety destroying

Calms those negative feels, chills a racing pulse, and relaxes the mind with Magnesium, B Vitamins, & Zinc.

Over the medium-term, stress can have bigger impacts on overall cognitive function.

People with high stress levels are more likely to have a decline in cognitive function, which are mental processes that allow you to think clearly and carry out pretty much any task.

In a recent study, researchers analyzed data from about 24,500 people. They found that people with higher levels of perceived stress were 37% more likely to have poor cognition than those that reported lower levels of stress, even after researchers adjusted for things like cardiovascular risk factors, sociodemographic variables, and depression.

Drawn-out stress can even change the shape of the brain, altering the size of the hippocampus, which plays a major role in learning and memory.

In the longer-term, stress can cause exhaustion that impairs our memory for years to come.

Stress-related exhaustion has negative impacts. Stress can also lead to exhaustion, and this can lead to cognitive impairment that includes issues with attention and working memory. Unfortunately, memory impairment can still be detected three years later, even after the exhaustion has been addressed.

Positive memories and reminiscing is way more powerful than most of us believe!

Research has shown that those who intentionally recall and savor positive memories experience a greater enjoyment of life. So while stress can negatively impact our memories, our memories can actually help us combat that natural response really well.

Those who reminisced and actively engaged in reliving happy experiences reported greater happiness and higher levels of satisfaction than those who did not have an intentional practice. Nostalgia, love for past events that have happy personal associations, has proven to be a dynamic happiness booster. Nostalgia, it turns out, has the power to boost self-esteem, amplify positive emotions, and even act as a buffer against negative thoughts.

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Our original 3 stresscare soaks - anxiety, insomnia and muscle aches.

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fan fave
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Full of Complex B Vitamins, Magnesium, and Zinc to fight away anxious feelings and worry.

4.9 / 5 STARS OUT OF 42,000+ CUSTOMERS

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Try all our soaks to help put all our stress symptoms on notice.

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variety pack

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Our original 3 stresscare soaks - anxiety, insomnia and muscle aches.