Migraines and sleep have such a delicate relationship. Migraines can cause bad sleep. Bad sleep can cause migraines. The stress over not getting a good night’s rest can cause migraines. The things we do to help us sleep (like drink wine or stare at shows on laptop screens) can trigger migraines. Sleep and migraines have a close relationship, whether we want it that way or not. When I have a migraine, all I want to do is sleep, but it seems harder than ever to do when it literally feels like someone is trying to saw their way out of my skull. So then, my lucky partner has not only a migraine-ridden woman on his hands, but also a sleep-deprived one. Our home can be a very scary place during those times. There isn’t, sadly, any magic cure for this toxic combination, but there are some things you can do to manage your migraines and sleep.
Get enough sleep
First know that getting the right amount of sleep is important to keeping migraines at bay, or at least not making an active one worse. This doesn’t mean sleeping as much as humanly possible, though. Getting too much sleep, just like not getting enough, can trigger a migraine. So just try to clock seven or eight hours.