Monday, March 21, 2016

Lifestyle front

The most common suggestions from the lifestyle front that we have been giving are: 1. hydrating yourself, 1.5-2L of water per day 2. Regular meals, don't skip meals, especially breakfast 3. Sleep habits: -going to bed and getting up at a regular time -review mattress and pillows -avoid day naps -write down worries and have a relaxation technique prior to going to bed 4. Regular exercise: 30mins, 3x a week 5. Review computer set up at work -have regular breaks 6. Limit caffeine to 2 cups a day 7. Regular relaxation 8. Neck physiotherapy if the neck is contributing to the headaches. The key principle that we are advocating is that there is a regular routine to your life. The more stresses there are to your body (sleep deprivation, low blood sugars, tension in the body), the greater the likelihood of a migraine trigger (wine, MSG, chocolate, change in weather)to result in a migraine. The aim here is to increase your resilience to your usual migraine triggers.

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