Who hasn’t experienced some level of confusion at various times in their lives? It’s a relatively common thing to find ourselves not thinking quite as clearly, or as quickly as we normally do. When we’re tired it’s easy to find ourselves tuning out from conversations and becoming a little sketchy about when we did things, or where we were.
There are many different health problems and circumstances that can cause short-term confusion including: dehydration and its associated electrolyte imbalance, sleep deprivation, low blood sugar levels, hypothermia, infections, and even brain tumours. In most cases this type of confusion goes away after the cause is treated, but when episodes become frequent, or even permanent, then it is important to talk to your healthcare professional to make sure the underlying cause isn’t Alzheimers.