Lifestyle Considerations in Migraine Management

Migraine is a chronic disease and hence cannot be cured but can only be managed. So, it's important to understand the lifestyle consideration that one should follow to manage it.

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Lifestyle considerations in Migraine Management

Sleep Hygiene

I can't treat your headache if you do not get enough good sleep
  • Priority
  • Food 3-4 hours before going to bed
  • Avoid Benzodiazepines
  • Bedroom for sleep and sex only
    • Only a book or kindle is allowed
    • Ditch the phone and TV.
    • If need a phone which to night mode
  • Special Note: Sleep Apnea
    • I have treated headaches with CPAP

Hydration

  • Hydrate, Hydrate & Hydrate
  • There is an app for that

Exercise

People who do not find time to exercise will have to find time for illness
  • 10 min brisk walk daily, preferably outdoors

De-Stress

  • Yoga
  • Meditation
  • Support Groups
  • Breathing Technique
  • Sleep, Hydration, Exercise

Anticipate

  • If you know you will have to engage in an avoidable situation
  • Have a plan for acute headache abortive therapy ready
 
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