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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 morning after a heavy or late meal you feel cloudy? Can you tie your brain fog 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 one or more likely culprits.

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

3. Are you taking medications?  You may need to review them with your pharmacist? Has your brain fog been fairly regular?  Could it be related to long term medication use?  If you’re experiencing brain fog that’s new, think about recently started medications or changes to your meds. If so, speak with your pharmacist or other knowledgeable health care provider about the connection between your prescription and brain fog.  Although the internet is full of (all kinds of) information, don’t rely on it as your advisor.

4. Could it be something you’re eating or drinking? Foods, drinks, even things like gum and toothpastes, that contain MSG, aspartame or other neuro-excitatory toxins may be linked to brain fog.  Even peanuts, dairy and many other common foods can cause these symptoms if you’re allergic or have food sensitivities.

5. Book a visit with us.  A body that functions without interference is going to manage any of these stressors with greater ease, and that means less symptoms.   We’re here to help.  We’ll check to see if you need a gentle, focused adjustment to help your body better adapt to life. Contact us today to book your visit!

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