Feeling confused, forgetful, disoriented, or just a little fuzzy? That's brain fog. And it's not just a trendy phrase, it's considered a debilitating symptom. And while 'debilitating' may seem over the top, our brains are the power behind everything we do. If you can't get simple thoughts to align, how can you expect yourself to be your most productive, authentic, kick-butt self?
If you want to know the easiest way to clear brain fog: start with what causes it. Ripping it out from the root is the quickest way to keep a weed out of your garden.
A one-size-fits-all solution for clearing brain fog is unlikely to work. Certain products won't fix your brain fog if they target a symptom you aren't experiencing. Therefore, you need to understand why you might be having difficulty focusing or often forgetful.
All of this leads us to our TTOD (the topic of discussion): the quickest way to clear brain fog.
How Can You Get Rid of Brain Fog? Find Out What's Causing it.
Brain fog happens for several reasons; in short, it's a symptom. Symptoms have origins. Although finding the underlying cause may be challenging, anyone who pays attention to their body and assesses their routine behavior is capable of identifying it.
Begin by scanning through our list of common causes of brain fog and see if any ring a bell. If reading through the list isn’t so straight-forward for you, we recommend reading this article explaining how to complete a body scan for pain management.
Let's start with the common causes:
- Lack of sleep
- High Inflammation
- Excessive Caffeine or Alcohol Use
- Nutritional Deficiency
- Medication side-effects
- Too Much Screentime
- Hormonal Changes
- Stress and fear
If certain aspects of your lifestyle are unbalanced (diet, sleep, and other habits), freeing yourself of persistent brain fog depends on correcting the balance. For example, a sleep deprivation or poor quality can lead to diminished focus and sluggishness. Fixing poor habits like this will take time, so start by embracing proactive routines.
Bad habit out, beneficial one in.
As we've said, many factors contribute to brain fog. If you are 100 percent completely unaware of what is causing it, try introducing healthier habits one at a time. Think of it as a “process of ‘addition.”
Try some of the tips below to get started:
- Put yourself to bed an hour earlier for two weeks.
- Take a turmeric and fish oil supplement to help fight inflammation in the body.
- Drink more water and replenish electrolytes after a workout.
- Drink more water in general, and try different types like alkaline water.
- Improve your environment.
- Step outside for fresh air— frequently.
- If you’re an overthinker, reconnect to your body and step out of your mind.
- Practice mindfulness and destress often. Also, try a calm capsule like our Calm Relaxation Capsules made with ashwagandha and valerian root.
- Stay determined to do better for yourself.
- Eat gut-healthy foods and eliminate foods that can cause inflammation
- Take a vitamin or a multivitamin like Body Complete Rx's Balance Probiotic Capsules, Protect Immunity Boosting Capsules, or our BCRX Women's Multivitamin or Men's Multivitamin.
Of course, there are exceptions. If you've been prescribed medication, talk to a healthcare professional. Let them know you don't feel like you're able to fully engage with daily activity.
Also, if you live in a high-stress environment or feel afraid often, please seek help. Thehotline.org has a plethora of resources for those who need help with unsafe home environments.