Brain fog is a sense of confusion that you may not be able to solve, even if it doesn’t make any sense. It’s like having a thought or idea in your head but then not remembering what it was. You might have been thinking about something important and suddenly forgot why you were thinking about it in the first place.

When people experience brain fog, they feel like their head is in a cloud or haze. You may also experience difficulty concentrating, focusing, and remembering things. This can be especially true when it comes to tasks that require higher-level thinking (like problem-solving) or tasks that require you to use your short-term memory (like recalling what someone just said).

In addition to these cognitive issues, brain fog can also cause physical symptoms such as fatigue and headaches–not surprising considering how much energy our brains use daily!

Brain fog is feeling lost, even though you know where you are. It’s like driving somewhere and suddenly forgetting how to get there. Or when someone tells you their name, and it takes a minute before it registers in your brain–even though the person has said it multiple times.

Symptoms can also include:

• Forgetting words or names for things (even common ones)

• Difficulty concentrating on tasks at hand

• Being unable to remember what happened earlier in the day/week/month/year

Brain fog can cause problems with short-term memory and long-term memory

Short-term memory is the ability to remember things that happened seconds ago. It lets you hold a phone number in your head long enough to dial it or remember that you left the stove on when you leave the kitchen for just a few minutes. 

woman has brain fog

Long-term memory allows us to recall past events, like where we went on vacation last year, who our best friend was in third grade, or what happened at our wedding ceremony years ago.

Brain fog can make everyday tasks more difficult

Brain fog is a term used to describe the feeling of mental confusion, forgetfulness, and difficulty concentrating. It often occurs in people with fibromyalgia (FMS), chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), and depression.

It’s important to note that brain fog can make everyday tasks more difficult. For example, if you have FMS, doing your laundry may seem impossible because your brain feels so cloudy and fuzzy; it’s hard to remember what needs to be done or even where to put things once they’re clean!

Brain fog can cause trouble with concentration and focus

A person may have trouble concentrating and focusing on tasks. They may also need help remembering things, such as the names of people, places, and events.

Brain fog can make it difficult to process information quickly and accurately

Brain fog can make it difficult to process information quickly and accurately. It may feel like your brain is swimming or like you’re trying to think through a foggy window. Also make it difficult to focus on tasks (e.g., reading, writing), distracting you from other things around you.

Brain fog is a feeling of confusion and mental fatigue

Woman with Brain fog having a feeling of confusion and mental fatigue

Brain fog is a feeling of confusion and mental fatigue. It can be described as “a state of mental cloudiness and reduced concentration,” according to the National Institutes of Health.

It’s not just your imagination: it is more common than you think. Brain fog affects about 10% percent (or 1 in 10) Americans on any given day! According to the NIH, nearly half of all people experience some form of brain fog at least once in their lives–and for some people, this fuzzy-headed feeling is chronic.

Brain fog is a feeling of confusion and mental fatigue, but it needs to be investigated by a doctor

It’s important to note that brain fog isn’t the same as being tired or feeling groggy. It can happen when you’re not sleeping well, but it also has other causes that can be serious. If you have symptoms like forgetfulness or trouble concentrating on tasks at work or school, see your doctor immediately so they can figure out what’s going on with your body–and how to treat it!

Brain fog can be experienced for short periods or years

It also affects people differently, but everyone has certain symptoms in common.

If you’ve experienced brain fog, you’re not alone. Although the exact causes of it are unknown, it’s thought to be related to fatigue and stress. Brain fog can strike at any age but seems most common among people who are older than 50 years old or who have other health issues like diabetes or high blood pressure (hypertension). It can be a symptom of many health conditions, including Lyme disease, fibromyalgia, and multiple sclerosis.

If you’re experiencing brain fog for the first time or if it’s become more severe recently, it’s essential to see your doctor. It can be caused by several issues–from sleep deprivation to dehydration–and your doctor will be able to help you determine what’s causing yours and how best to treat it.

So what causes brain fog?

Brain fog does not have any one cause. Brain fog is not a specific condition but a symptom of many different situations. Getting help is essential if you are experiencing it.

The most common causes of brain fog include:

1. Stress and anxiety

2. Depression and other mood disorders

3. Sleep deprivation or insomnia (a lack of sleep) or poor sleep habits (such as sleeping too much)

4. Memory loss due to aging

5. A lack of exercise

6. Hormonal imbalance

7. Poor Diet

8. Medications

I need to note here that everyone experiences brain fog differently; some people might feel like their minds are racing, while others feel their thoughts aren’t coming together correctly. If this sounds like something you’ve experienced before, don’t worry–there are ways we can help! Check our neurofeedback page.


If you’re experiencing brain fog, talk to your doctor or get tested for the conditions that may cause it.

It’s important to note that brain fog isn’t a diagnosis in and of itself–it’s more of a symptom of another condition. If you have been diagnosed with one of these conditions, talk with your doctor about treatment options. 

Your treatment plan may include lifestyle changes, medications, and talk therapies. Psychotherapy (also known as talk therapy) is a form of therapy that assists you in recognizing and modifying your undesirable feelings, thoughts, and behaviours. The majority of psychotherapy sessions involve you and one of our licensed therapists.

Neurofeedback brain training is another specialized form of non-drug treatment that can be done at home or our clinic with long-lasting effects and high success rates. We offer this brain training modality to the people of Ontario. Contact us today and ask us for insurance coverage.

Individual with brain fog. Difficulty in concentrating

Getting Help at The Insight Clinic

Getting Help at The Insight Clinic

Getting Help at The Insight Clinic