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How can managing sleep problems prevent migraines?

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If migraines are a regular part of your life, you may want to tweak your sleep schedule. Quality shut-eye is one of the keys to preventing an attack.

Most folks with migraines also have sleep problems, such as trouble falling or staying asleep. Sometimes headaches can cause your sleep problems, but there's also evidence it works the other way as well: Too little or too much sleep can trigger migraines.

SOURCES:

Headache : "Headache and Sleep: Examination of Sleep Patterns and Complaints in a Large Clinical Sample of Migraineurs."

The Migraine Trust: "Sleep and migraine."

American Migraine Foundation: "Sleep Disorders and Headache."

National Sleep Foundation: "Sleep Diary."

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on April 2, 2019

SOURCES:

Headache : "Headache and Sleep: Examination of Sleep Patterns and Complaints in a Large Clinical Sample of Migraineurs."

The Migraine Trust: "Sleep and migraine."

American Migraine Foundation: "Sleep Disorders and Headache."

National Sleep Foundation: "Sleep Diary."

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on April 2, 2019

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