1. Sleep disrupters (such as cell phones) Sleep deprivation is a common cause of brain fog. Going to bed with your gadget (tablet, smart phone), sending one last text, or checking Facebook just before bed (while you are in bed....how many of us have done that?!!) The shortwave light that electronics emit interferes with the production of melatonin, a hormone involved in sleep. What should you do? When it is time for sleep, put the phones (yes, i am going to say it) at least 7 feet AWAY from your head. Preferably, in another room. Our parents and grandparents survived just fine without a phone 6 inches or less from our heads as we sleep!
2.Sugary snacks - Hunger is one of the most simplest causes of fuzzy thinking and lack of concentration. And downing processed sugary foods can make things worse. Eat regular meals or snacks throughout the day to keep your blood sugar and insulin in check (i advocate eating something every 3 to 4 hours so you are not STARVING and ready to raid the kitchen cabinets). It will help keep you satisfied and your blood sugar stable, which in turn, will help your brain and sleep!