Migraine treatment has been known for years to be a result of sleeping. People suffering from migraines often go to bed because it is the only way they can get comfortable. You will eventually fall asleep, and you will feel your headaches diminishing. Migraine attacks can be caused by irregular sleep patterns and sleep deprivation.
What to do?
If you’re able to, improve your sleep hygiene. Take a break before bed, drink a milky beverage, and wind down before bed. Avoid stressful situations before you go to bed. Dehydration refers to a lack in water in your body. Many people suffering from migraine will increase their water intake because they know that if they become dehydrated, they will get migraines.
It is not clear what the best amount is. Most people find that a cup (100ml) of water every 1 to 2 hours during the day is sufficient. An engineer who meticulously recorded his water intake and frequency of migraine attacks is a well-known example. He realized (after he did the statistical analysis!) that his migraine frequency was about half of what he had previously thought. Regular water intake reduced his migraine frequency by approximately 50% You may need to drink more water in warmer climates and during hot weather.
It is well-known that exercise can cause naturally produced painkillers (called “endorphins”) to be released into the brain. Regular exercise can improve your sense of well-being. Headaches are less likely to occur if you are healthy. The problem is that some people with migraines can get headaches from exercising too often, especially if they are tired, dehydrated, or in bright sunlight.
Start slow, such as walking a mile for half an hour each day. Then increase your mileage until you can walk 2 to 3 miles per week. You can walk interesting routes with a friend or partner, or just stick to your routine. You don’t have to train to run marathons. Regular exercise like walking is a great help. Studies have shown that gym-based activities like rowing, cycling, and stepping can reduce migraine frequency. One study found that these activities reduced migraine frequency by 30 to 50% when done for as little as an hour three times per week. A second study that used exercise cycles showed no such strong results. There is a lot of information available about diets.
Many people speak about triggers like chocolate or coffee. It makes sense to avoid a food that causes migraines. If you look at a trigger food, it may be that you had a bad night, missed lunch, or were stressed. It’s no wonder that you got a migraine after you ate that mid-afternoon chocolate snack.
My advice? Eat regularly and avoid missing meals. Enjoy what you eat. It is better to enjoy your food and relax, than to stress about what should be one of the most simple pleasures in life.
It is strongly linked to severe migraine headaches. If you are overweight, you can reduce the severity of your headaches by following a calorie restriction program and exercising. A person with a lower body mass index (BMI), of less than 25, is six times more likely to suffer from severe migraines than someone who is severely overweight or obese. This is difficult. Young mothers are often struggling to find work, their partner is busy, and you have deadlines to meet.
You also need to maintain the house, take care of your children, or parent, and keep them happy. This type of stress can cause headaches. Headaches can also be caused by more severe stress. It is hard to learn how to manage stress. It is difficult to learn how to deal with stress. It is possible to avoid stress.
It allows you to take more control over your pain. This technique is believed to be very effective in reducing migraine headaches. This is it. Five things you can do to reduce your migraines. This is what I tell my patients. You can control a lot of these things – your sleep, water intake, diet and stress avoidance. It is a powerful feeling to feel in control. While medicines can help, they are not the only solution.