Chances are, you’ve had a headache at least once in your life. The phenomenon is never pleasant, but it is way worse if you’re having a migraine. Wondering whether you’ve ever had a migraine? Trust us, you’d know.
This particular type of headache typically occurs on one side of the head and is characterized by nausea, sensitivity to light and sound, and the possible appearance of an aura. The bad news is that the occurrence of migraines is usually genetic. However, that doesn’t mean there aren’t methods to avoid bringing them on.
Dehydration can cause nasty headaches, so make sure you’re drinking enough water throughout the day. Skipping meals is also not such a good idea. Try to eat meals at consistent times and avoid food items that are high in sugar and saturated fats.
Get Some Shut Eye
A lack of sleep is also a prime fire-starter for migraines. Try to limit time on your cellphone, tablet, and other devices an hour before bedtime to fall asleep easier, and aim to get at least seven hours in dreamland.
Let’s Get Physio
A vast number of migraine sufferers tend to have issues with their necks and are known to clench or grind their teeth. It may be a good idea to see a physiotherapist who can loosen the tension in your neck and do some work on your TMJ.
We know, easier said than done. Unfortunately, there is a proven link between stress and migraines. While it is impossible to eliminate stress entirely, partaking in meditation or even running can be helpful.
Keep Emergency Treatment in Reach
Sometimes, even following all the advice isn’t enough to bring on a migraine. If it’s too late and the headache has set up camp, the best thing to do is take whatever tablets work for you. Other things which can help are placing an ice cube at the base of your head or going to sleep in a darkened room.