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Heightened State Of Alertness
Sleepiness: The answer depends, if you are a truck driver that drives at night, then yes, certainly. If you are a regular individual that is awake during the day and sleeps at night then not at all. ...Read more
None, unless...: Unless a patient has a neuro-psychiatric condition such as Attention Deficit Disorder, doctors don't use meds to increase a patient's alertness and focus for studying or taking tests. We don't want students to use ADD drugs as "perfomance enhancing drugs". If worried, one can write down his symptoms he's had over the past 3 years, and visit his primary care doctor 2-3 times to see if ADD is there. ...Read more
Energy: Vitamin b-complex is my favorite.Get a more detailed answer ›
Sleep, etc.: The #1 way to increase mental alertness is to sleep enough on a daily basis. Exercise is also helpful for a variety of reasons, primarily because it promotes cardiovascular fitness. Avoidance of mind-dulling drugs or alcohol can also improve alertness, as can engaging in challenging tasks that one finds interesting. ...Read more
Yes: The effect is mild but it has also been shown to improve athletic performance. ...Read more
How do i increase my mental alertness and train my senses? Also suggest any website or app that may help.
Something fun: Try this website. Part of it is free and part is for pay if you choose: www.lumosity.com ...Read more
I am seeking advice on how to raise my mental alertness. I feel I may be slower to respond to certain questions?
Do quizzes: Brain excercise is as important as body excercise. Reading and playing mental games and doing quizzes serves as excellent excercise for the brain. ...Read more
I'm struggling with a sense of constant nervousness and alertness. I can't seem to calm down ever, even in my own home. What's going on?
Anxiety, eval needed: Symptoms include those described, as well as restlessness, agitation, worry, problems with sleep. Many factors contribute: life events/stressors, medications, caffeine/substance use/supplements, and medical conditions. Anxiety not tied to anything is referred to as generalized anxiety. Recommend seeing a doctor for eval to rule in/out anxiety vs medical conditions. A link about anxiety is attached ...Read more
Strattera (atomoxetine): For most inattentive folks, it is.Get a more detailed answer ›
Many Good Ones: Proper breathing is the key to relaxation/stress reduction and good heath! there are many good exercises. See http://www.Drweil.Com/drw/u/art02039/the-art-and-science-of-breathing.Html for an excellent overview. Also check out http://healthland.Time.Com/2012/10/08/6-breathing-exercises-to-relax-in-10-minutes-or-less/ enjoy! ...Read more
Is it okay to have one cup of coffee a day? And if so will you still feel the "wake-up" and alertness effects of the caffeine?
Yes: You may even have two cups. There are indeed some health benefits associated with moderate coffee consumption. Whether you will feel it or not depends on the individual. ...Read more
Yes: If you receive the proper trainingGet a more detailed answer ›
Play brain games: I'm not sure exactly what type of trouble you're having with your brain that you feel it is slow and your alertness is decreased. Perhaps, a check with a neurologist would be best just to begin with to make sure all is well. But assuming you're just not up to the kind of snuff you'd like to be how doing something rather simple and fun like checking this website out: www.lumosity.com. I LOVE it! ...Read more
Ashwagandha - has anybody had positive experiences helping with mental alertness & concentration?
Are there any other ways to increase alertness and concentration besides ritalin (methylphenidate)?
Mind games: There are many good mind games that force you to concentrate and focus and stay alert. Good games are available for hand helds, but even old card games like bridge can help. Playing music, painting pictures, doing photography, even knitting are other excellent mind exercises. My wife contends that cooking is an excellent mind exercise. ...Read more
Being a student i want to ask how to boost up memory power and mind alertness, when it comes to food what to take what to avoid?
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