Sleep, Body Weight and Migraines

Last updated: October 2020

Did you know that the lack of sleep can result in a higher Body Mass Index (BMI) and weight gain?

Doing moderate-intensity exercise on a regular basis can lead to improved self-reported sleep patterns, a reduction in stress, possibly improved mood and better overall quality of life.

Cope with migraines by:

  • Getting adequate sleep: don’t turn on the TV before going to bed, as this can affect your hours of sleep; make sure your environment doesn’t have any background noise or disruptive lighting; keep it dark!
  • Eat healthy —see A Balanced Diet and Living with Migraines
  • Exercise regularly — not too close to bedtime is ideal
  • Manage stress levels

1)Cephalalgia 2007; 27:394—402. London. ISSN 0333-1024
Article Name: “The triggers or precipitants of the acute migraine attack”

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