First off let’s define what a migraine is. The Mayo Clinic describes it as a “severe throbbing pain or a pulsing sensation, usually on one side of the head. It’s often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light and sound. Migraine attacks can last for hours to days, and the pain can be so severe that it interferes with your daily activities.” Now this sounds quite debilitation and it can be. Many individuals have found that they cannot focus on their work and even affecting their relationships whether it be with family or friends.
So how do we solve this?
There are essential questions to ask when someone is having a migraine in order to help us manage the cause or factors of the cause.
1) When do you notice the migraine starting?
Typically migraines that start first thing in the morning could be a result of position of sleep. How? Well when your sleeping on your stomach with your neck turned to one side that can place a significant amount of pressure on the vertebral artery and moderately reduce blood flow to the brain. The sustained position of this can trigger migraines.
2) Do you go through different temperature changes throughout the day and does the migraine correlate with that?
When this happens one reason could be that the temperature is changing the vasodilation and vasoconstriction of the arteries which are responsible for triggering a migraine. So pay close attention next time and learn from the environment you put your body in.