We all know the familiar feeling of brain fog: you’re staring at the computer screen, scrolling through your phone, or listening to a podcast or speaker, and what you’re seeing or hearing simply doesn't register. That’s because brain fog saps our focus and impairs our cognitive function. The good news is, at least one common cause of brain fog—not drinking enough water—is easily avoidable.
You may not realize the massive impact hydration has on the body and mind. As awareness around mental health increases, the under-the-radar, brain-boosting benefits of water and hydration have become clearer. From brain function to concentration, here’s how hydration supports brain health and keeps brain fog at bay.