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How Tired Dads Can Defeat Brain Fog At Work

by Bill Sweeney
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Nothing prepares you for the sheer feeling of exhaustion and tiredness you get when you are a parent. And for dads with young kids, it can have a significant impact on almost every area of your life.

You will lose sleep, feel less sharp at work, and will be less inspired to take care of yourself. It all builds up over time, too, and if you are moving at 150 mph all the time, the brain fog will catch up with you eventually. It’s hard to avoid it – some might feel it impossible!

But there are some ways dads can manage their brain fog – and we’re going to take a look at them today. Read on to find out more!

Drink lots of water

OK, so first thing’s first – your brain fog will feel a lot worse if you aren’t keeping yourself hydrated. Drinking plenty of water on a regular basis – aim for at least 8 glasses every day – will help you stay hydrated and alert.

Avoid caffeine in the afternoon

It’s OK to have a coffee or two in the morning if you need it. But if you are ingesting caffeine later on in the day, it’s going to have an impact. Limit your intake and, over time, you will start to feel the benefits. You will start finding it easier to get to sleep at night, therefore enjoy a better quality of sleep, which in turn leads to having more energy later in the day.

Exercise regularly

Still feeling a mid-afternoon slump? If so, why not use your lunch break to take some exercise? It can be hard to get this routine started, but once you do you will find yourself feeling a lot more energetic in the day – and able to get to sleep at night.

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Try ketones

You might have heard about the ketogenic diet, which is a low-carb approach to eating that enables you to shift a lot of weight. Well, according to research, some of the ketone supplements you can buy can actually help you to reduce your brain fog and gain a significant amount of mental clarity. However, whether you want to shop for the full range of products here or visit your local supplements store, it’s best to seek out medical advice first. As with any diet or supplement, it’s best to get the green light from a physician first.

Take naps

Want a more natural boost in the mid-afternoon? Take a nap, if you can. As long as you only close your eyes for around 20-30 minutes, you will find yourself in a much more productive state of mind. It’s good for vitality and helps you get through the tough afternoon period feeling fresh and alert.

Pay back your sleep deficit

Finally, as we discussed in the intro, sleep deficits build up over time. You can’t avoid it when you’re a parent, but you can reduce its impact by ensuring you get sleep back whenever possible. Try sharing a lie in on the weekends with your partner, and always stick to a regular bedtime and wakeup routine.

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How Tired Dads Can Defeat Brain Fog At Work was last modified: December 15th, 2017 by Bill Sweeney

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3 comments

Max December 27, 2018 - 8:22 PM

I needed this. I’ve been losing my niche for the past days. I haven’t slept that much and I am always tired. Great tips here!

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Black Caps January 13, 2019 - 6:37 AM

using coffee and increase you memory

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roberthelson September 26, 2019 - 5:03 AM

Despite all of the above, it’s still tough to definitively say. “Nobody’s diet is perfect every day of their life, and not everyone’s gut absorbs vitamins and nutrients the way it should, so you can put all of the best things in your body and still have low vitamin levels, and, in turn, skin conditions,” says dermatologist Rebecca Tung, associate professor of dermatology at Loyola University in Chicago.

“You may absorb things great in your 20s, but not as well in your 30s, which is why supplements can actually be really helpful at filling in the ‘gaps’ of your diet,” says Dr. Tung. “Vitamins, at a basic level, help regulate the immune system, which helps minimize inflammatory conditions, like acne, rosacea, and dermatitises. So it’s possible that some of these supplements can improve your skin if you have low vitamin levels.”

Of course, unless you get tested by a physician, you’ll never know if you’re truly deficient—and it’s not a good idea to start popping a bunch of supplements before talking to your doctor. They can have negative effects.

“Some vitamins, like B and C, are water-soluble, meaning your body will pee out the excess it doesn’t need,” says Dr. Tung. “But other vitamins, like A, D, E, and K, are fat-soluble, meaning they can accumulate in the liver and cause damage if you take too much.” So if you do plan to try a beauty supplement, make sure you test only one brand at a time, especially if it contains similar ingredients as your multivitamin.how long does it take for vitamins to work

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