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Here’s Why You’re Dealing With Brain Fog — and What You Can Do to Fight It

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Brain fog is a term that describes a feeling of absentmindedness or a lack of sharpness or focus. Stress is a known trigger for brain fog, and it can affect people of all ages. Being frazzled creates toxins that can build up in the brain and impact the ability to focus, concentrate, and remember multiple things. The symptoms of brain fog include being more forgetful than usual, sluggishness when trying to remember things, and difficulty focusing. Some of the causes of brain fog include infections, poor sleep, hormonal changes, poor nutrition, and certain medications. Strategies for dealing with brain fog involve reducing stress, getting enough sleep, eating a healthy diet, exercising, and taking breaks from screen time.Read full story.

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Sandra Bond Chapman, PhD

Chief Director Dee Wyly Distinguished Professor, School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences Co-Leader, The BrainHealth Project


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