Sleep, Body Weight and Migraines
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”
How much has your migraine disease changed or evolved over time?