Sometimes finding the cause of mental fatigue (brain fog) is a no-brainer. We explain what brain fog is and tips to help clear it away.
Mental fatigue, or ‘brain fog’ as it’s often known, isn’t a specific medical condition – it’s simply that feeling of your brain not serving you as well as you know it can. This can affect you in many ways, because your brain has such a vast range of functions. It could mean that you have trouble with your memory – easy to notice when you forget to complete a routine task, or a go blank trying to remember a familiar person’s name (we all know this feeling!). Or maybe you find yourself struggling with simple calculations, like counting loose change when you’re paying for a coffee.
The causes of brain fog are as diverse as the symptoms. So if you’ve got that foggy feeling, it’s best to work out what’s behind it before it gets too frustrating.
When you’re feeling mentally fatigued, it’s a good idea to get a few simple strategies in place that can often get your brain back to its normal self.
If these hacks aren’t helpful, then it’s best to speak with your health professional. It might be a good idea to get your iron levels checked if you suspect that these could be low, especially if you feel physically fatigued too.
Once you have cleared the fog, you might even consider strategies for enhancing your mental clarity further. Meditation is a great option for boosting mental performance, and has other great health benefits. Or you could consider introducing a natural plant-based supplement to your routine, for some extra brain support.