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New sleep schedule?!

I know consistent sleep is crucial to avoiding migraines, but on Monday I start a new job where I’ll have to wake up earlier than I’m used to, and tomorrow I have to wake up MUCH (like 5 hours) earlier than I’m used to for a local event I’m attending. I’m worried it’ll trigger a bad one right before I start my new job, so does anyone know a trick to avoiding the pain when your sleep schedule does inevitably get altered?

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  • Amanda Workman moderator
    2 years ago

    Sometimes going to bed earlier can help with having to get up earlier for a job. It can be a struggle to adjust and can take time to make the changes to your schedule but it’s definitely important to get enough sleep. Sometimes melatonin can help your body adjust to a new sleep time.

    Amanda Workman

  • Nancy Harris Bonk moderator
    2 years ago

    HI AlyAdair,

    You’re right – a regular sleep schedule is crucial for those of us with migraine disease. I hope you aren’t hit with a migraine attack too badly.

    I was going to suggest slowly backing up your bedtime a few days/week before you start your new job to help adjust. It may be a rough few days, but give that a try and let me know how you make out.

    And good luck on your new job!

    Nancy Harris Bonk

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