Many working and busy people likely experience sleeping difficulties that cause exhaustion the following day. Taking a sleeping pill may be an option to ease this problem, however doing so does not solve the root cause. Most people do not know that poor sleep is caused by brain fatigue, which typically arises unconsciously.
HOW CAN THE BRAIN GET TIRED?
Our brain works 24 hours a day, even during our sleep, and so the possibilities of getting brain fatigue are real. The important thing is whether we realise it and are then able to manage the condition, as brain fatigue can negatively affect your health in the long-term.
SIGNS OF BRAIN FATIGUE
The signs of brain fatigue are varied: sleeping difficulties, constant anxiety, mood swings, tiredness with no reason, poor appetite, feeling depressed, etc. Stress and constant anxiety leading to poor sleep will eventually lead to lower immunity and brain fatigue and, in the long run, perhaps even Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, heart disease, depression, and even cancer.
MANAGE SLEEP PROBLEMS THROUGH THE BRAIN
Managing brain fatigue for sustainable results means finding its root causes and correcting those. Improving one’s sleeping facilities e.g. bedroom, lighting and temperature, is the first recommended step. If the problem remains, brain fatigue therapy or stress therapy may be the most effective solution.
1. Brain fatigue therapy to restore brain cell performance
Led by Dr. Takehiko Fujino, Emeritus Professor at Kyushu University, a team of researchers in Japan have been working on brain fatigue therapy to help affected people. During thier 15 years of work, they discovered that the principle of Brain Oriented Oneself Care System (BOOCS) helps to reduce brain fatigue. BOOCS is a system of care and counselling using five-sensory stimulation therapy which can effectively help improve brain fatigue levels and increase the performance of brain cells which, as a result, also helps prevents Alzheimer’s disease. BOOCS is now an internationally-renowned and accepted therapy.
2. Plasmalogen for brain health
Plasmalogen, found in human brain neurons, is also commonly found in creatures such as scallops. It plays an important role in cellular communication processes, and prevents inflammation. Studies by Dr. Fujino and his team found that a reduced plasmalogen level is associated with neurodegeneration, which causes brain fatigue and diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, heart disease, high blood pressure, cancers, and depression. Increasing age, stress and some diseases result in decreasing plasmalogen.
Those studies also confirmed that increased plasmalogen and DHA levels are effective in reducing cell inflammation, helps with sleeping difficulties, and acts as food for the brain in elderly people, helping to prevent Alzheimer’s. Dr. Fujino’s research showed that plasmalogen from scallop has the most rejuvenating effect on human brain cells. BNH Hospital is currently the only hospital in Thailand who is partnered with BOOCS Medical Group, from Japan. Together they have established the BOOCS@BNH Clinic to provide
consultation services regarding dementia, stress, sleep difficulties, and plasmalogen supplementary prescription by licensed BOOCS Counsellors. BNH Hospital is the first official distributor of scallop plasmalogen supplements in Thailand with approval from the Thai FDA.