Migraines and sleep have a connection that is well-known to those suffering from them. Sleep can relieve a migraine—or trigger one! Lack of sleep can cause migraines, and sleeping too late can also cause migraines. In other words, it’s important to strike the right balance.
Daily stress, a snoring partner, an irregular schedule that disturbs sleep can also cause a migraine. And when migraines set in during the night, you may often wake up helpless in the morning. The professionals at the Dr. Lechner Sleep Health Clinic can help you determine the causes.
In the meantime, follow these few tips to help manage certain sleep disorders:
- Adopt a regular routine and sleep about 7 hours a night.
- Reserve the bed for sleep. Avoid reading or watching television in bed.
- Explore meditation or visualization techniques that help you fall asleep.
- Don’t eat 4 hours before bedtime and don’t drink within 2 hours before.
- Avoid napping.
- Keep a calendar of changes to evaluate whether or not they are effective.