Meet 5 of the most common migraine triggers

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Feeling sick or dizzy? Having trouble concentrating or speaking? Seeing flashing lights? If any of these things ring true for you, you may be experiencing migraine symptoms and, from one sufferer to another, they aren’t pleasant.

Millions of people across the globe suffer from migraines, and many feel helpless to prevent their onset.

But not only are there plenty of defined migraine triggers, there are also a number of different types of migraines – knowing which one you are susceptible to could help you spot the common trigger(s).

Trigger #1 Stressful events in your life

Having experienced them myself, I can tell you that life itself can act as a trigger for dreaded migraines. Stress is a pretty common root cause for recurring migraines.

Stressful events put added stress upon your body and mind, meaning that you’re more likely to have a migraine if things are chaotic in your life right now.

Some of the common events that can trigger migraines include:

  • Moving house
  • Bereavement
  • Pregnancy
  • Marriage

Trigger #2 Your sleep pattern

I don’t know about you, but I couldn’t survive on short nights and if I tried it might cause a migraine – because, that’s right, your sleeping pattern also acts as a trigger.

It’s not as simple as having too little sleep – both over and undersleeping can trigger a migraine. The crucial point is that anything that’s out of sync with the pattern your body needs can lead you to have a migraine.

Finding your circadian rhythm won’t stop you from ever experiencing discomfort (depending on the type of migraines you get, it could just happen). However, it aligns your body with its natural sleeping cycle and reduces the risk of it happening again.

Trigger #3 Something in your diet

You are what you eat, and if you want to be someone who suffers from migraines there are loads of foods (and drinks) that can make this happen…
 
Continue reading the article and learn more about migraines on Daisy Linden’s blog.
 
 

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