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brain fog

brain fog
maybe i really needed this

Two weeks ago I got COVID for the first time. The thing that has terrified me more about COVID than anything else are these widespread reports of brain fog.

My brain was already foggy enough - I didn't need that shit complicating my life even more.

My wife homeschools our three children, and we have no support outside the two of us. So we were taking no risks. If both she and I went down hard at the same time, I don't even know what we'd do.

So COVID hit me like a semi-truck and I've been locked up in my bedroom for two weeks alone. I tried to work when I could and I slept the rest of the time. I slept a ton. Like 18 hours a day for the first few days and probably 12-14 a day for the rest of the two weeks.

Tonight I was talking to my wife and she asked about the brain fog.

No brain fog, I told her. But then I realized something. My mind actually feels clearer now than it was before I got COVID. Like the brain fog was...gone now.

"That's what I was going to ask, because you seem clearer now than you've been in a while. I think you've been so exhausted for so long that two weeks of sleep did you more good than COVID did you bad."

There's a lesson here I intend to internalize: Take More Naps.