What is Brain fog? Did you know our brains can “get tired” due to stress? After the most stressful year ever in history, our brains need a break!:)
The hippocampus is the part of the brain that is responsible for taking in new information and organizing it into long term memory storage. An increase cascade of stress hormones directly impacts the hippocampus in a negative way.
So when stress hits us, like this year with closed down businesses, less financial income, work from home, changing all routines, homeschooling and navigating the world during a global health pandemic, our brains go into protection mode, and don’t get the message to turn off the stress hormone cascade. As a result our hippocampus gets tired out and over time its cells start to die. The brain starts to shrink and brain fog can set in.
We recommend a few things to help tell your brain to shut off the stress hormones.
Sleep- Scientist call sleep the body’s “rinse cycle” it is when our brain has the chance to ebb and flow blood and electrical activity to trigger cleansing waves of blood and review new information and consolidate it into organized long term memory.
Gratitude Time- Meditation- when you take the time to focus on your breath, and what you are happy for you begin to tell your brain that it can relax, you are safe and don’t require protecting.
Exercise- 40% of your blood from you heart circulates up to your brain. Your brain requires oxygen -rich blood to support memory function, and alertness. Exercise improves mood, and reduces stress.
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