For most of my life I have suffered from brain fog in silence, except I didn’t know that is what it was until last year. Brain fog feels like a headache without the pain. It typically arrives late in the afternoon and is mistakenly thought of as a hard days work or mental exhaustion from hard work.
When you have brain fog, your head feels heavy, you have severely reduced mental clarity and you have memory problems.
Brain fog won’t ruin your life, but from experience, it will limit your capability and take away some of the joy in your life. I spent quite a bit of time trying to find the cause and learned a lot along the way, including this: lots of people suffer from brain fog and don’t realize.
In the last few weeks, I have seen a significant reduction in brain fog for the first time in my life. It has allowed me to do more work and enjoy life a little bit more. With the removal of brain fog has also come the feeling of being less frustrated.
There are a few areas that can cause brain fog in your life. It could also be each of these areas is contributing to your brain fog.
Lack of sleep
I spent many years only sleeping seven hours per day because my belief was that me and Superman were related. Through being obsessed with overcoming brain fog, I experimented with having eight hours of sleep and nine hours of sleep.
It didn’t cure my brain fog, but I definitely felt better for it. My research suggests that looking at how you sleep is a good place to start. Upon learning about sleep, I realized that the temperature of your bed, the amount of external light, and the pillow and mattress you sleep on all make a difference.
My ten-year-old mattress was dipping in the middle and causing extra back pain. My pillow lacked support, causing some slight neck pain. Leaving my blinds open and having the street lights outside, light up my bedroom, also didn’t help either.
And the temperature in my bed was way too hot, causing me to toss and turn.