Sleeping to Increase Brain Power According to Evans and the events that happen to us during our sleep are vitally important to brain power. If we cut short our sleep time, which is unique to each person, we limit our brains ability to cycle vito brain through certain hormonal events and memory consolidation efforts. Making a habit of not allowing the brain to complete those tasks means diminished rather than increased brain power. I know quick naps during the day are very refreshing for me also. Stress Management to Increase Brain Power So another of the keys to increased brain power is relaxation? Sounds counter intuitive doesn’t it, when all around us we are seeing people create and sustain stress chemistry in their body to increase income and production. However, stress hormones actually stop just as effectively as ethyl alcohol does, so it is very important that we manage the stress chemistry we have and only use it when we are actually under attack, when we need to move effectively in order to save our lives. If I am surprised by a gas bill that is higher than expected, then I need to begin to relax as quickly as I can, and for guys, it can take 20 minutes to actually clear the stress hormones from my brain and the rest of my body.