How Lack of Sleep Impacts Migraines


Hey guys, my name is Alice and you’re watching New Life Outlook. Today I’m talking to you about the link with migraines and insomnia. I am actually someone who suffers from chronic migraines and I have done for years. Probably about half of my life now so I have come to learn some little tips and tricks on dealing with migraine and insomnia. When I first began with migraines I hadn’t really put any connections to them or learn about my triggers or anything like that. But as I have grown to learn more about my migraines and my own body I have discovered that sleep has a very, very big impact on my migraines. So I noticed when I’m very tired and run down I tend to get a migraine and this is where in some neuro migraines can link together. So if you’re someone who suffers from insomnia you’re probably more likely to get migraines. Or if you’re someone that just struggles to sleep sometimes or doesn’t have a very regular sleeping pattern stays up really late wakes up really early you know just doesn’t really have a solid sleeping pattern you might be encouraging these migraines to come along. I know personally for myself that when I have had a poor night’s sleep or a few poor night’s sleep I’m more susceptible to a migraine and I definitely have noticed a pattern between how tired I am. I actually work as a YouTuber so I’m on my laptop a lot. I wear glasses to avoid migraines too and I have also learned that after a very bad night’s sleep the worst thing for me to do is to sit on my laptop and do any kind of concentrating work before I got out of bed and got my day started. So if you’re the kind of person that rolls over in the morning, check social media looks at the screen quite a lot after having a really bad night’s sleep or not enough sleep then that’s probably gonna trigger a migraine. I also advise napping because if you’re ever feeling super duper run down everyone knows a nap can fix everything or at least that’s what I like to think. So if you’re super tired and you’re feeling kinda drained and you know when you just had to feel kinda tight and worked up have a nap, honestly it helps so, so much. I feel like the whole idea of this is just try and get a good night’s sleep. I know that’s hard sometimes but just try and get yourself to bed a little bit earlier. Don’t really watch too many screens just before you go to bed. Try and have a nice settled and calm night before you go and drop off to sleep. The more screens that you look at and the more contact you have with concentration and stuff will make it harder to fall asleep and therefore possibly cause a migraine. I have actually experienced waking up with a migraine so I had one in my sleep and they all link with me staying up and working on my laptop too late or just doing too much work the day before so just try and learn your body’s limit don’t try and push it too far and I feel like you’ll get the hang of it and with practice you get used to what your triggers are and what kind of things you can avoid and help and things that will help you deal with your migraines. I really, really hope this little video was helpful for some of you guys. If it was, please do let me know down in the comments. I hope you have enjoyed watching this video on New Life Outlook. My name is Alice Thorpe and I’ll see you very, very soon. Bye.

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