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Headache prone

Do you wake up with a headache?

Migraine Pain Therapy

Poor Quality sleep can result in migraine headaches. If you suffer from migraines, you should pay attention to your sleep. Many studies connect sleep problems such as insomnia, snoring, and obstructive sleep apnea to migraines.  When we sleep we go through several sleep cycles to rebuild ourselves. Hormones are released to allow the body to heal and regenerate itself. Two of these hormones are dopamine and serotonin. When these two hormone levels decrease due to poor sleep quality, migraines can occur. Migraines can be a result of non-restorative sleep.

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These are some commonly made statements by migraine sufferers:

  • “I have a headache in the morning upon getting out of bed”
  • “I have scattered aches and pains throughout my body upon arising”
  • “I feel fatigue or tiredness that does not go away even after several cups of coffee”
  • “I feel in a low mood that does not lift even as I get on with my daily activities”
  • “I feel depressed enough to seek psychiatric help or to obtain antidepressant medications”
  • “I feel irritable, impatient and moody”
  • “I have trouble learning new information or grasping new ideas”
  • “I often have an inability to maintain social harmony with friends and family”

Good quality sleep allows the body to rebuild and regenerate at night. Often times, a chronic migraine sufferer does not recognize their poor quality of sleep. To connect cause of migraine and quality of sleep, the first step is to complete a Home Sleep Test which determines if one has improper sleep cycles. Once these sleep patterns are identified then a treatment plan can be determined.

There are generally several steps that must be taken to effectively reduce migraines. If a chronic migraine sufferer can reduce the intensity, duration, or frequency of migraines, their life can change. In treating migraines, it is not always possible to eliminate the number of migraines but success can be identified by an increase in quality of life.