With the Covid-19 pandemic sweeping the globe and more patients recovering from it, one long-term symptom keeps emerging in the reports — the brain fog.While not classified as a recognized medical condition, “brain fog” is an umbrella term for a very much real group of symptoms that negatively affect our thinking.
Brain fog is experienced as fuzzy and slow thinking, poor concentration, difficulty remembering things, confusion, mood swings, feeling tired, scattered thoughts and inability to verbalize thoughts.
Almost everyone experiences brain fog on occasion. Luckily, the best way to cure brain fog is to figure out what is causing the problem – usually stress or anxiety – and address it directly to get rid of this pesky symptom!
In today’s video we are going to talk about 7 causes and remedies for brain fog.
It may take 10 mins to watch this video from start to finish, but armed with this knowledge, you’ll be able to dramatically improve your mental energy, concentration and your mood in the next 30 days.
So if you’re ready let’s get into it.
As always, this video is educational and does not construe medical advice, we are not doctors.
#7 – Get sufficient and quality sleep
If you feel a thick cloud wrapping around your thoughts, make sure to check if you’re getting sufficient and quality sleep.
Poor-quality sleep (and lack thereof) has a severe toll on our health. It’s linked to an increased risk of diabetes, obesity, and cardiovascular diseases.
But it also negatively impacts our cognitive performance.
Our focus and attention drop, we fail to interpret environmental cues timely, and it takes us longer to react.
Simply put, we’re slower to think when we don’t get that good night’s sleep.
Fixing your sleep schedule is just about the most helpful thing you can do to banish the brain fog.
But it’s easier said than done.
If you’re set on getting more sleep, first, you need to check what’s causing your sleep deprivation.
Some common sleep thieves are disorders such as sleep apnea, restless legs syndrome, and insomnia. But, poor sleep habits and sleep hygiene, and excessive caffeine and alcohol consumption may also be culprits.
Aim for 7+ hours of sleep per night — every night. Create a sustainable sleep schedule and stick with it.
Limit your coffee intake and avoid heavy meals before your bedtime. Avoid smartphone activity before sleep.
Don’t be surprised if that pesky brain fog clears away quickly after you start getting more and better sleep.