Our Brains can sometimes be like web browsers; open tabs, pop-ups, slow loading, “viruses” and frequent updates at the wrong times. – Dr. Adolph Brown
When our brain has too many tabs open or we have a lot on our minds due to chronic stress, the common result is excessive cognitive fatigue or brain fog.
The consequences can range from weakened immune function, poor focus, and reduced productivity and job performance. Ultimately when your brain is distressed, you are likely to have a challenging time thinking, reasoning and focusing. Although many of my clients are relieved to know that brain fog is not a diagnosable condition, they desperately look for relief of “feeling off” and unable to correct. I commonly share the following explanation and advice to my clients dealing with brain fog: “When the stress hormones cortisol, adrenaline and norepinephrine are present in excessive quantities for long durations, they overwhelm and exhaust the brain causing brain fog.” The following advice may provide relief for brain fog: