Stop Changing Your Sleep Habits
Getting too little sleep, or too much sleep, can trigger a migraine, so try to stick to a regular sleep schedule.
Work on getting 7 to 9 hours of uninterrupted sleep each night. Try going to bed at the same time each night and practice relaxation techniques before bed. To help prevent insomnia, limit the amount of caffeine and exposure to light you get before bed.
- Stop Stressing
Stress and anxiety can be a major trigger of migraines.
They can also make an already painful migraine worse. Learn how to reduce stress through relaxation exercises, physical activity, or talking out your problems. Even if you’re someone who is always on the go, try to take time out to do something you truly enjoy
Migraines can be triggered by an allergic reaction. Some of the most common allergens that trigger migraines are pollen and alcohol. If you suffer from regular migraines, it may be a good idea to get an allergy test to determine if allergies are contributing.
- Don’t Overuse Medication
Regular use of pain medication — even over-the-counter products like acetaminophen and ibuprofen — can cause migraines to increase in frequency and intensity.