The temperatures are changing and so are my migraines...Could they be related?
When winter comes around, most people are thinking about the upcoming holidays, time with family and their resolutions for the new year, but migraine sufferers have something else on their mind:
According to the Migraine Relief Center, "The changing seasons often bring increased migraine frequency, and a feeling of helplessness because it seems the situation is beyond control."
On top of that, there are other direct culprits when it comes to increased migraines during the winter months.
1. Change in air quality
Much like people who suffer from allergies, migraine sufferers also struggle when the air outside changes. With things like pollen and mold spores from fallen leaves, the air can be a hidden trigger for migraine sufferers.
2. Change in diet
When the weather gets colder, we tend to eat less healthy. From holiday parties filled with drinks and cookies to late nights ringing in the new year, it can be hard to maintain a healthy diet. This unbalance in your eating habits can cause your migraines to spike.
3. Change in sleeping patterns
Springing forward and falling back. The time change can really mess up your internal clock and confuse your brain. This fluctuation can cause your body patterns to offset and this disruption can trigger an unsuspecting migraine.
These are just some of the migraine triggers to watch for this winter. Stay warm and load up on your Migraine Stop...that's what I'm going to do!