Most of the time, allergies can cause mild symptoms such as coughing, itching, sneezing, skin irritations, and runny noses; luckily most people only have mild discomfort due to allergies. It is possible, however, to have feelings of fatigue when suffering from allergies.
Beyond the difficulty of sleeping when experiencing allergies that prevent a good night’s rest, there are allergic reactions that trigger the body to release chemicals that can cause you to feel tired or fatigued. These chemicals are normally released to help fight allergies but can also cause swelling of nasal tissue. This swelling can lead to a lack of sleep. This ‘hazy’ or tired feeling is commonly referred to as “brain fog”.
There are certain steps you can take to treat the effects of brain fog such as finding out what is triggering the allergic reaction, limiting exposure to allergens, finding a specific allergy medication, taking allergy shots, or using a more holistic method such as trying a neti pot.
Are you curious to figure out why you may be experiencing “brain fog”? At Wyoming Otolaryngology, we work with our patients to diagnose various nasal issues and find a solution for long-term success.