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Experiencing Brain Fog?
Here Are Our Tips To Help You Clear Your Mind
Do you experience confusion, forgetfulness, or a lack of focus and mental clarity in your day? You’re not alone. ‘Brain fog’ is common, and the term can be used to describe a range of symptoms and feelings, including a general ‘fogginess’ and ‘haziness.’ Brain fog can slow down your thinking and make it hard for you to concentrate and effectively manage tasks. Unfortunately, brain fog affects many of us daily, and numbers continue to skyrocket in 2022, with brain fog being a common post covid side effect. (Edwards & Sullivan, 2022). In fact, in a recent study, 69% reported brain fog following their covid infection (Sissons, 2019) – which means many of us have been feeling it recently. Although brain fog is debilitating, there are ways to manage your condition and things you can do to prevent it. Without further ado, let’s get into it.
What causes brain fog?
To prevent brain fog, first, it’s essential to know what causes it. Various lifestyle factors have been said to lead to brain fog, like inadequate nutrition, high-stress levels, anxiety and general fatigue. Additionally, evidence suggests that females will likely experience brain fog through hormonal changes due to their menstrual cycle, menopause or hormonal imbalances.
Other Common Causes of Brain Fog
How May Rest&Quiet Help?
- Stress and mild anxiety
- Sleep deprivation
- Too much caffeine
- Too much sugar
- Too little water
- Not enough exercise
So, What Can You Do To Combat Brain Fog?
You can make many lifestyle changes that will help you kick brain fog to the curb. Here are our main tips:
- Get Moving! Physical activity will help you release stress and create feel-good endorphins to help you feel your best!
- Limit your screentime – remind yourself to take a break from the screens.
- Change your diet – reduce fatty and sugary foods.
- Drink more water – aim for 2 litres a day or 8 glasses.
- Get enough sleep – aim for 7-8 hours of sleep every night.
- Avoid alcohol, smoking, and drinking coffee in the afternoon.
How May Rest&Quiet Help?
Reach for the Rest&Quiet Focus Formula to alleviate brain fog when you feel it coming on. Rest&Quiet Focus Formula was created to calm the mind and support mental concentration & clarity—crafted with a complex blend of 7 Bach flower remedies, with the addition of Vitamin B12 to add focus & clarity to your busy day and support you by improving mental energy and taking the barriers of brain fog away. The Focus spray remedy is also perfect to use around that 2pm slump or when you’re beginning to creep up the end of your work day.
We hope this has helped give you tips on what to do when your head is starting to feel foggy.
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Sissons, C. (2019). Brain fog: Causes and tips. Retrieved from https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/320111
Edwards & Sullivan. (2022). Brain fog, other long Covid symptoms can last more than a year, study finds. Retrieved from