How to avoid brain fog and lethargyMar 16, 2021
Many people who are struggling at the top of their game with brain fog and lethargy are turning to quick fixes such as sleeping pills or medication to help them show up as their best self.
Yet the consequences are not only short term in terms of them not really addressing the underlying root cause, but sleeping pills can have long-term consequences on their overall brain health.
When you are taking the right steps to avoid brain fog and lethargy, your concentration improves, your focus improves. Your ability to get the important stuff done improves. Your connection to those that you really care about improves. Your ability to be fully present in the world improves.
The long-term consequences of not having enough sleep are memory problems. Insufficient sleep causes a buildup of toxins in your brain, which is a risk factor associated with Alzheimer’s disease. Lack of sleep can affect your immune system, making you more vulnerable to illnesses in the short and long term.
It's really important that you take the time to focus on how you can stop any brain fog and lethargy.
I know myself personally as I struggled in this space.
My name is Dr. Ruth Mary Allan. I'm a certified brain health and high-performance coach and certified Havening Techniques practitioner. I help people unchain their pain, unlock the secrets to greater mental clarity and performance and unleash their full potential by optimizing their unique brain.
I used to struggle with brain fog and lethargy back in 2016, I was in the land of overwhelm.
I wasn't getting enough sleep. I was struggling with focusing. I was struggling with concentrating. I was easily distracted. I just was present in the office for most of the day physically, but not mentally.
I just wanted to completely check out of the world.
It was a real struggle just to even get into the office. I felt constantly drained. It was really through me understanding what the habits were that were hurting me and the habits that were helping me that I was able to transform my brain health and wellbeing.
Importantly, by having a better understanding of how my unique brain was working I could optimize it for myself.
So you might be saying to yourself, “Oh no, I just don't have the time. I'm just so overwhelmed. I just, I just need to take a tablet.”
Tablets often just address the symptoms. They seldom help fix the root cause.
A tablet is a quick fix, but what is that costing you over the long term? What is that costing you in terms of your overall health and wellbeing? What's that costing you in terms of your relationships? What's that costing you in terms of how present you are to those that are most important to you, how present you are in the workplace?
Do you want to be a zombie for the rest of your life?
Do you want to be putting yourself at risk of losing your memory because you've not focused on looking after yourself now? Do you want to be in that position where you let toxins in your brain build up to the point that you've increased your risk factor of Alzheimer’s disease, of which there is currently no cure?
You can take action. You’re not stuck with a brain you have. You're not stuck with brain fog and lethargy. You can get better.
So what three steps can you take?
Step 1: Understand when your brain fog and lethargy really kicks in throughout the day.
Has it happened at some point in your life? Did you start noticing it after perhaps a key event in your life, whether it's the loss of a loved one or an accident that you've had, or a head injury that you've experienced?
Has it happened since a certain incident or accident in your life? Really pay attention to the time it started and the time in the day in which that happens as that will help determine the appropriate interventions to help you.
Step 2: Focus on getting quality sleep.
During sleep, like a dishwasher, our brains wash themselves. When we go to sleep, our brain washes itself of the toxins that build up throughout the day. So it's absolutely vital that you get the right amount of quality sleep for you. Your brain works best when it gets seven to eight hours a night and at least 12hrs between meals to help the wash cycle complete.
Focus on winning the evening so that you can win the morning and win the day. Adopt sleep healthy habits.
Step 3: Look at your food and mood.
Start yourself a food/mood diary. When sleep deprivation has been ruled out, some of the common culprits of people struggling with brain fog and lethargy are food allergies. The typical foods that can cause brain fog and lethargy are gluten and dairy, any sweeteners, any sugars that you're taking, any other additives from processed foods, such as MSG.
It’s really important you understand when you are noticing the changes in your mood to unravel whether the root cause is food related. Symptoms can take up to 72hrs to appear.
Of course, there could be other undiagnosed issues such as imbalance in your hormone levels, undiagnosed concussion, or head trauma.
If you are really struggling with brain fog and lethargy, you've tried all of the suggestions above, and you just want to understand what the root cause is, make sure you click on the link below to register for your FREE Unleashed Strategy call to find out how I can help you.
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