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Period Brain Fog, Is it Real?!

If you’ve ever felt mentally drained, forgetful or foggy before or during your period, then you’re not alone. Many people experience a type of mental fatigue referred to as “brain fog” when their menstrual cycle starts. Brain fog can make it difficult to think clearly, remember things and even make simple mistakes. 



It can be quite disconcerting feeling as though you can’t trust your own mind. The good news is that there are some things that can be done to help alleviate brain fog symptoms and give your mind some clarity and relief during this time.


The first step is to start listening to your body more closely by tracking your cycles in order to identify any patterns of how your body may respond differently throughout each month. This will help you understand which days may require extra care and preparation in order to get through them with the least amount of brain fog symptoms. Additionally, understanding what times of the month are associated with increased symptoms can also help inform you of which tasks would be best avoided on those days.


It is also important to make sure you’re taking good care of yourself while dealing with brain fog before or during your period by engaging in self-care practices such as getting adequate rest, practicing stress reduction techniques like meditation and yoga, and staying hydrated with plenty of fluids throughout the day.


Lastly, talking to a trusted friend or health professional about any mental challenges or issues associated with your period can also provide invaluable emotional support when dealing with brain fog before or during menstruation. Having an outlet for discussing your experiences allows for proper understanding and guidance in finding better solutions for managing it over time. 


Overall, experiencing brain fog around one's period is completely normal; however, understanding how it works and identifying effective ways of alleviating its symptoms helps minimize its effects on our day-to-day life. By keeping track of your cycles and focusing on self-care activities while paying attention to how these activities affect our mind-set helps us gain greater control over how we manage the side effects of our menstrual cycle in the long run.



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