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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.

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References:
1)Cephalalgia 2007; 27:394—402. London. ISSN 0333-1024
Article Name: “The triggers or precipitants of the acute migraine attack”
2) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20191932
3) http://www.nature.com/oby/journal/v19/n7/full/oby2011100a.html

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Comments

  • Cannie Robbins
    8 years ago

    What about weight gain and high BMI? Is the article continued somewhere? By the way, I’m a night-owl who is so set in my ways— I just can’t seem to do anything about it. It’s like I need a nanny or something to help me. It’s frustrating.

  • Cathy Frost
    8 years ago

    I can totally relate. I know that if I cannot sleep or spend a night tossing and turning, I am doomed to have a migraine 🙁

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