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Destroying Your Memories


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The following article was written by Jillian Rose Lim for Scientific American. I chose to repost the article because it highlights the significance of sleep. Many people discount the importance of sleep. Whether or not we incurred a brain injury, sleep is essential to productivity, decision making, scheduling, and many other activities we perform daily. Sleep is also essential for recognition, recall, and memory. Sleep is essential. Naps are more refreshing than shots of espresso and energy drinks. Your body and your brain need sleep, not stimulants to keep you awake.


Article by Jillian Rose Lim and Live Science | Scientific American

Click here to read the article.


Click here to read another Beyond Injury post about the benefits of sleep.

Thanks to Meredith Tiz-Ott (SBIA) and the Manitoba Brain Injury Association for sharing the article which I linked to this post; MAD Magazine for providing the picture of 500-hour Energy; Jillian Rose Lim who wrote the article; Scientific American for committing its resources to publishing the article; Google for helping me find the article; and all the other people who made it possible for me to use the picture and text in this post.

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Even after brain surgeries, chemotherapy, and radiation treatments to eradicate his brain cancer, Scott continued to work; continued to study; and earned professional certifications from the Project Management Institute, American Society of Quality, and Stanford University School of Professional Development. How were all of these achievements possible at a time when Scott was struggling with the hurdles of brain injury? The answers are in this blog.

3 Responses to “Destroying Your Memories”

  • Jessica Barrow says:

    I’m glad to see that there is proof. I’ve said the same things. Great job

  • Esther says:

    Sleep is very important for people with or without brain injury because lack of sleep is associated with memory loss, but lack of sleep has also been linked to stroke, obesity, diabetes, anxiety, depression, and the country’s top killers — heart disease and cancer.

    The good news is there are ways to improve overall health and wellbeing through proper diet, nutrition, exercise, mental stimulation, stress management, social support, and positive thinking

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During the past 13 years, I have been diagnosed with cancer, brain injury, balance issues, stroke, ataxia, visual impairment, and auditory challenges. I have overcome significant adversity! I can explain how to overcome your challenges. I am a very active Toastmaster and a motivational speaker.