NuCalm for Cognitive Performance

Learn how NuCalm can help you think clearer, regain focus and make better decisions.

We have so much going on in life, that stress is inescapable. A prolonged sympathetic (or stressed) state can lead to cognitive issues such as poor memory recall, decreased focus, impaired learning, and poor decision making. Excess stress can also lead to psychological issues such as the deterioration of relationships, negative self-talk, and poor decision making (just to name a few).

We can think clearer, regain focus, easily recall memories, and make better decisions when we have spent sufficient time in our body’s optimal restorative state: the parasympathetic “rest and repair” state. NuCalm brings you into the perfect state of restoration which is essential for optimal cognitive functioning. NuCalm allows for maximum diaphragmatic breathing which has been shown to improve cognitive performance, decrease negative effects and consequences of stress. NuCalm can also enhance restorative sleep which is associated with greater memory consolidation and is vital for maximum focus and concentration.

Spending ample time in the parasympathetic state gives you the proper rest and repair necessary to handle the mental and emotional demands of everyday life.


How Does Stress Impact Cognitive Functioning?
We have so much going on in life, that stress is inescapable. When we are living in a stressed and intensified state, it can cause us to make quick and rash decisions, and we find ourselves caught in a hamster wheel of worry. A prolonged sympathetic (or stressed) state can lead to cognitive issues such as poor memory recall, decreased focus, impaired learning, and poor decision making. You likely can relate to a time where you were rushing around stressed and lost your car keys only to find them in your pocket. This is a simple and classic example of decreased cognitive function due to stress. When your brain is full of worries, there is no space left to remember the last location of your car keys. But often, all it takes is a deep breath and moment of calm to be able to shift your attention to finding the lost keys.

When we are feeling stressed, cortisol and adrenaline are flooding the body, and our bodily resources are directed away from our brain’s frontal cortex (which is associated with higher order thinking, behavior, and personality). Higher blood levels of cortisol are associated with memory impairments, slower reaction time and lower verbal memory. Chronic stress can also cause functional and structural changes on the prefrontal cortex, the area of the brain responsible for working memory, learning, and goal-directed behaviors. Furthermore, poor sleep quality can impede memory consolidation and increase cognitive decline. Research has shown that adults who do not enter deep, slow wave sleep have more difficulty remembering information from the night before. It’s abundantly clear that if we don’t properly manage our stress, it can have profound impacts on our capacity to focus, reason, and learn. A prolonged sympathetic (or stressed) state can also lead to psychological issues such as the deterioration of relationships, negative self-talk, and poor decision making (just to name a few).

How NuCalm Can Help
We can think clearer, regain focus, easily recall memories, and make better decisions when we have spent sufficient time in our body’s optimal restorative state: the parasympathetic “rest and repair” state. NuCalm may help slow cognitive decline by eliminating stress and improving sleep at the very core. NuCalm allows you to spend ample time in the parasympathetic state; giving you the proper rest and repair necessary to handle the mental and emotional demands of everyday life.

NuCalm allows for maximum diaphragmatic breathing at 6-7 respirations per minute. This type of deep breathing allows for maximum diffusion of oxygen thus increasing the amount of oxygenated red blood cells getting delivered to vital organs such as the brain. Studies have shown that this type of breathing may improve cognitive performance, decrease negative effects and consequences of stress. The frontal cortex governs cognitive functions such as thoughts, ability to reason, and information processing, thereby greater blood flow to this region may encourage recruitment of more communication pathways to enhance mental focus and clarity.

NuCalm can also help improve sleep quality which is imperative for optimal cognitive functioning. Being able to receive deep restorative sleep is associated with greater memory consolidation and is vital for maximum focus and concentration.

NuCalm allows for the perfect state of restoration which is essential for optimal cognitive functioning. Properly managing stress allows us to breathe more deeply, oxygenate our body, and eliminate the stress hormones that can clutter our minds. NuCalm gives you the rest and repair needed to mentally prepare for all the things the world asks from us each day.

External Links:

Cortisol reactivity and cognitive performance in a continuous mental task paradigm:
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/030105119090011K

Decreased reaction time variability is associated with greater cardiovascular responses to acute stress:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4855624/

The Brain on Stress: Vulnerability and Plasticity of the Prefrontal Cortex over the Life Course:
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0896627313005448

Sleep deprivation: Impact on cognitive performance:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2656292/

The Role of Slow Wave Sleep in Memory Processing:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2824214/

The Effect of Diaphragmatic Breathing on Attention, Negative Affect and Stress in Healthy Adults:
https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00874/full

Sleep and Cognition:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5831725/

How Lack of Sleep Impacts Cognitive Performance and Focus:
https://www.sleepfoundation.org/articles/how-lack-sleep-impacts-cognitive-performance-and-focus