Sleep is vital to help you maintain overall health. Many people who get migraines notice that they may experience more migraines when they are fatigued or haven’t slept well.
Make sleep a priority! It is recommended that you get 7-8 hours of sleep per night. Keeping a consistent bedtime and wake time is also an important part of a healthy sleep routine.
Creating a bedtime routine is another self-care habit that is part of setting yourself up for a good night’s sleep. You may consider taking a bath with essential oils, practicing meditation, or reading a good book as part of this routine.
It is also vital to maintain good sleep hygiene. This means turning off electronics for 1 hour prior to going to bed, not eating and drinking close to your bedtime, and avoiding alcohol near bedtime.
For more information about how sleep and other lifestyle changes can help your migraines, call The Manhattan Center for Headache & Neurology and speak to one of our caring providers!
By: Brooke Steiger, NP