Here’s an important question for you… Have you ever felt like you’re battling an intense thick blanket of mental fog that leaves you with close to zero visibility? How about a strong urge to crawl back into bed and hibernate until ‘winter’ is over? If you’re nodding your head because these questions resonate, a comforting fact might be that you are definitely not the only one.
So what is brain fog, apart from being a catchy buzzword?
First off, let’s clarify that this isn’t strictly a medical or scientific term. Usually, the term ‘brain fog’ comes up when people are trying to describe that sluggish, hazy feeling they get when they can’t seem to think clearly. Perhaps it’s after a long, sleepless night… or maybe it was some medication that made your thinking fuzzy (and not the warm, happy kind). Whatever the reason may be, brain fog is real and more common than you’d think!
The next obvious question is, how do we combat brain fog?
Brain fog may be due to a variety of factors, but here are some common ways that might help you get rid of it.
A change in diet has often been touted as one of the easiest ways to increase your overall sense of wellbeing. For instance, if you tend to eat a lot of fried food, you could start by including more fresh fruit, vegetables, and nuts in your diet, especially when you feel like snacking.
It might be difficult to go from fried chicken to a salad in one day, which is why we suggest small and gradual changes. Ditch the big, sudden changes and take baby steps towards change that can be sustained.
Getting enough sleep may be underestimated, but it can make a huge difference to your cognitive abilities. While everyone’s bedtime may not be the same, you can still ensure that you get 7-8 hours of decent sleep every night. A smart idea may be to use a sleep tracking app to check your quality of sleep, especially if you are changing up your diet.
Get off your electronic devices at least 30 minutes before bedtime. This allows your mind to relax instead of being bombarded with posts and reels that get your mind into overdrive. It is also a fact that the blue light emitted by phones and tablets affects the production of melatonin, the hormone that regulates your circadian rhythm, aka, your sleep cycle. Try reading a book or even listening to sleep music.
Nootropic supplements that help combat brain fog are also becoming increasingly popular. However, while choosing a supplement for that boost in brain power, don’t be deceived by the noise around cheap products. Be sure to look at the ingredients listed so that you know exactly what you are consuming. Double check that the company or brand is listed on the ARTG too. Those that do have an AUST-L number on the label.
With nootropic supplements from Yootropics, it’s a no-brainer. Our premium nootropic supplements are possibly the best in Australia, if we may say so ourselves. Listed on the ARTG, with a formulation that is backed by science and precise clinical research, our premium nootropic supplements are made with patented ingredients that have been proven to deliver outstanding results. Interested in finding out more? Head to our THE SCIENCE section now, where we tell you why our BRAIN supplement works!
Love your brain,
The Yootropics Team