Before Exams | 4 Tips to Improve Memory

Four Tips to Improve Memory For Exams, NZ Lavender Herb Farm

The exam season can be stressful for both students and their parents.

To improve memory while revising could be the key for a good score.

Exercise to improve memory recall

Don't cram any new materials before exam. It rarely works. Do some exercise or go for a walk might be a better idea.

Studies show that regular exercise can improve memory recall. A short walk before an exam helps you to relax and make you focus.

Remember, exercise is great to improve your memory recall, but intense workouts could divert your focus during exams.

Sleep well to consolidate memory

A good night's sleep triggers changes in the brain that help the process of memory consolidation. Time spent asleep plays a key role in preserving memory before exams.

Research shows that if you study new material and then sleep, you could memorise better than if you study it and stay awake.

Use our aromatherapy lavender pillow mist to get a quality sleep before exams.

Sniffing rosemary to help memory

Shakespeare says: "There's rosemary, that's for remembrance."

Sniffing rosemary can increase memory by 75%.

Researchers found that 1,8-cineole, the most common active compound in rosemary, helps the neurotransmitter responsible for learning and memory. 

Our Focus Mist contains rosemary and lemon essential oils, which may stop you from needing to cram in information the night before a big test. It is a must-have during exam revision.

 

Eating blueberries to boost memory

A blueberry smoothie before your big exam could boost your memory and focus.

Researches show that 200g blueberry smoothie is enough to increase powers of concentration. Blueberries are packed with antioxidants. It helps improving cognitive performance in the short term, and a healthier brain in the long term.

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