Brain fog is a type of fluctuating cognitive impairment that affects many people suffering from balance disorders (and many other health conditions as well).
When your balance system is compromised, your brain has to work much harder to maintain equilibrium, and that constant effort takes a toll on cognitive function.
The result is a clouding of consciousness and diminishment of mental energy that can impair concentration, executive function, decision making ability, memory and word recall. Many sufferers find it difficult to remember names and specific things they’re supposed to do.
In this article on Healthy Hearing, by Glen Schweitzer, called ‘Coping with brain fog; 9 strategies and techniques’, it provides many valuable tips. You can read the full article here.
I especially liked the section on Lifestyle Management. It states that when dealing with brain fog, it’s important to build a strong foundation of health through careful lifestyle management.
Even if you aren’t actively experiencing debilitating symptoms as a result of your vestibular disorder, ignoring the basics like getting enough sleep, eating well, exercising regularly, and managing stress, can cause brain fog to creep in more and more often.
I truly believe this sort of lifestyle management is important for all vestibular patients across the board, but it’s critical when it comes to managing brain fog.
Try to improve your health as much as possible–both mentally and physically–so you have the energy necessary to be productive.
There are many more important strategies and techniques shared in this article. You can read the full article here.
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Susan E. Terry, Au.D., F-AAA, F-NAP
Doctor of Audiology
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