Is a known Migraine trigger not sleeping at nightime?

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    Is a known trigger not sleeping at nightime? I seem to trigger my headaches if I do not go to bed at 10:00p.m. If I stay up later like 11p.m. I will have a migraine the next day or the following day. I am up at 6:15 a.m.


    Do you have any literature on this trigger? Thank you, Rhoda.


    Full Answer:

    Dear Rhoda;


    Yes, sleep issues of all kinds can be very strong Migraine triggers:

    • too much sleep
    • too little sleep
    • irregular sleeping schedule
    • poor quality sleep

    It's highly recommended that Migraineurs go to bed and get up at the same time every day, including weekends, holidays, and vacations. Take a look at this video, Migraines, Headaches, and Sleep.

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    John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert



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Published On: May 20, 2011