This is not a clinical condition, but doctors know what you mean when you say you have brain fog. "It's one of the most common complaints I hear," says Felicia Goldstein, a professor in the Department of Neurology at the Brain Health Center at Emory University in Atlanta. Brain nebula feels like forgetfulness, slow thinking, those moments "on the tongue" and difficulty concentrating. "It happens to all of us," says Goldstein.
The good news: brain fog is usually no cause for concern. Chronic errors in clarity, however, could be a signal that goes beyond normal absence, such as thyroid disease, stroke, anemia, diabetes, depression, or Alzheimer's disease.
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Common causes of the brain Mist
- Sleep deprivation
- An unhealthy diet
- Vitamin B1
- Health conditions, including depression, diabetes, Sjögren's syndrome, migraine and thyroid problems
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How to eliminate brain fog
Follow a Mediterranean diet
"I highly recommend the Mediterranean diet," says Goldstein. In one study, adults who ate fish, fruits and vegetables, nuts, beans, whole grains and olive oil achieved better results in memory and attention tests than peers who ate less well. Salmon is rich in vitamin B12, which is essential for nerve function. Fish omega-3 fatty acids can increase alertness and processing speed in people with mild cognitive impairment. Antioxidant-rich products also support brain fitness.
Get More Sleep
"Focusing and maintaining attention are demanding, especially when we need to sleep
-" says Jonathan Rosand, MD, co-director of the McCance Center for Brain Health at Massachusetts General Hospital In Boston. Follow a normal routine and drop off electronic devices one hour before bedtime. Their blue light is thrown out by the production of the hormone melatonin, which supports the snooze function.
Exercise keeps you sharp: It increases blood and oxygen flow into the brain, improves sleep and reduces the risk of health problems that can affect the clouds' thinking. Make 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity for one week.
Eat More Protein
Avoid carbohydrate-rich meals and snacks to counter energy crashes; They can block the activity of alerting neurons in the brain. Opt for high-protein foods that contain amino acids that stimulate these neurons. Drink enough water for the blood to flow to the brain. A 10 to 20 minute nap can also remove cognitive spider webs.
Preliminary studies indicate that the scent of essential rosemary oil can enhance performance in mental math tasks. "I value home remedies and encourage people to try them as long as there's no evidence they can do any harm," Dr. Rosand.
If you see your doctor for brain fog
If brain fog occurs suddenly, is worse than usual, or affects your daily life, see your doctor. You may ask for a blood test that looks for diabetes, hormonal imbalances and nutritional deficiencies. If you think medications will make you foggy, your doctor may adjust the dosage or prescribe an alternative.