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A little help with Exams

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When you are studying for the exams try to take regular breaks and get fresh air. Be kind to yourself. Think about all the things you’ve already achieved, both inside and outside of studying. Try to keep your sleep routine regular to allow your brain to process the information you are learning.

During the exam itself pace yourself and if you find yourself rushing through the questions, purposefully slow down to avoid skim-reading and missing an important element of the question. Now and then, check in with your posture and how your body is feeling. Deep breathing can be used while revising, when entering the exam room and even during an exam.

For a little added support there are various natural remedies you can use for stress and brain function.

Bach flower remedies can be useful for stress and confidence and are suitable for all ages, consider using Clematis for improved focus, Larch to build confidence, Gentian for self-belief or White Chestnut for clarity.

Passionflower’s anxiolytic (anti-anxiety) effects are thought to be a result of a specific phytochemical cocktail found in the leaves and flowers. Scientists believe passionflower works by increasing levels of a chemical called gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA) in the brain, making you feel more relaxed. A Vogel Passiflora spray is suitable for over 12s and is a useful product  to carry around to when needed to combat exam anxiety.

For adult and leaving cert students there are a few other options:

There have been several clinical studies which indicate that Ashwagandha may benefit cognitive function by improving attention and memory, as well as helping our bodies deal with with stress. Research has also shown ashwagandha helped people fall asleep faster, improved sleep quality, increased total time spent asleep, and led to less time spent lying awake worrying. 

NaturesPlus Stress Support which contains a combination of herbs, vitamins and minerals all working together to reduce stress. It can  be a great choice for those suffering from exam stress.

FabÜ Focus Brain’s main ingredient is the edible mushroom Lion’s mane. It is blended with amino acids and vitamins. It  supports mental performance, psychological function and reduces tiredness and fatigue.

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