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Battling Brain Fog? Here’s How to Beat It

While sleeping on a cloud sounds idyllic, waking up with a cloudy feeling in your head just doesn’t sound as pleasant.

Every day, people battle brain fog-a funny feeling in the head that can be different for everyone, with common symptoms being pressure, slow thinking, confusion, forgetfulness, fatigue or headaches.

If you’re one of the many people who deal with this regularly, you’re not alone. Here are a few tips for turning brain fog into a clear head.

1. Recognize your triggers. Think about what may be causing you to experience brain fog. Do you notice that the following morning after a heavy meal you feel cloudy? Can you tie how you’re feeling to a stressful experience? When you experience brain fog, keep notes on what you did or ate in the previous 24 hours. Eventually, you may discover a common culprit.

2. Get better sleep. This doesn’t necessarily mean you should spend more hours in bed, but aim for improved quality. Improve sleep quality by minimizing electronic use before bedtime, cutting caffeine at least four hours before slumber, and foregoing that midnight snack.

3. Look at your medications. If you’re experiencing brain fog that’s regular but new, think about whether or not you’ve recently started any medications. If so, speak with your doctor about the connection between your prescription and brain fog.

4. Watch your food intake. Foods that contain MSG, aspartame, and even peanuts or dairy may be linked to brain fog if you’re allergic or have food sensitivities.

5. Book a visit with us. If you often get headaches alongside your brain fog, we’re here to help with a gentle, focused adjustment. Contact us today to book your visit!

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  1. Fran Janis says
    Aug 17, 2021 at 8:27 PM

    Hello, These are all good suggestions regarding Brain Fog. And I certainly have experienced this many times. However, I am learning that this completely has to do with diet. I find that when I have Dairy or sugar that I wake up with Brain Fog because of these things I've had the night before. When I don't, I wake up bright and bushy tailed. One of the worst things that we can have before bed is Cheese! Cheese causes brain fog it has been proven and affects the frontal lobe. It's not good for us. The healthier my diet is, I'm learning, that I sleep much better at night, when I'm not putting the wrong foods in my body! It's my responsibility. I do it to myself. I just have to keep getting better at this. Thanks much, Fran Janis

    • says
      Aug 17, 2021 at 5:41 PM

      Hi Fran, Thanks for sharing your experience. Brain fog can have many sources and food certainly is one of them as I mentioned in the blog post. Once you have identified your trigger, you are a long way toward handling your brain fog.

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