Unveiling the Sleep-Migraine Connection: 3 Tips For Better Rest and Migraine Relief

How does your sleep relate to migraines? Possibly more than you think! Sleep is not just about recharging your body. It's a reset process that plays a crucial role in overall health. When we lack sleep, our body struggles to complete its necessary repairs, leading to inflammation that potentially contributes to migraines. In this blog post, we’re sharing 3 tips to help improve your sleep, equipping you with more strategies for better rest and migraine relief.

3 Tips For Better Rest and Migraine Relief

Tip #1: Establish a Relaxing Bedtime RoutineYour body thrives on regularity. Mamas, you know as well as I do that nothing signals bedtime to a toddler quicker than a predictable routine. It's no different for us adults. Establishing a calming pre-sleep routine - a relaxing bath or a few minutes of reading - can work wonders. Remember, improving your sleep isn't just about stopping migraines. It's about improving every facet of your life.

Tip #2: Embrace the Darkness
Our body's internal clock (circadian rhythm) is sensitive to light and darkness. Filter out those disruptive lights (yes, the flashing 12:00 on the DVD player counts, too). Consider using an eye mask or investing in blackout curtains. Remember, darkness is your sleep ally.

Tip #3: Time Your Last Meal

It's easy to lose track of time, especially when balancing family, work, and self-care. However, do your best to try to eat your last meal of the day at least three hours before bed. Going to sleep with a full tummy can disrupt restful sleep.

Many women struggle with insomnia, and this lack of sleep is strongly connected to the frequency and intensity of migraines. While these tips aren't miracle cures, every step gets you closer to the relief you deserve.

Do you need help breaking the cycle? Remember, it's not about getting more sleep, but about getting better sleep. Our Migraine Freedom Protocol™ will guide you to improve the quality of your rest and reduce migraines.

If you’re curious about the connection between sleep and migraines, and wondering if it could be one of the missing keys to your migraine relief, send us a DM on Instagram with the word “SLEEP” to learn more and discover valuable insights.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Debbie Waidl is the Owner of In The Balance Health Coaching LLC, and Founder of The Freedom From Migraines Method™   & The Migraine Freedom Protocol™ 
She supports busy moms living with Migraines. 

Debbie will uncover what is holding them back from migraine freedom so they can live their life pain and symptom free, work productively, spend the time they want with family and friends, and stop missing out on the things they enjoy.

A message from Debbie:
"I was once right where you are now.  100% believing there was NO WAY to end migraines and my only option was to learn how to live with them or find that magic pill that maybe would work for a while.  If anyone told me back then that I could end my pain once and for all, I would have called BS and popped another pill!

Skeptical times 10  was my middle name for sure because when you try it all and everyone tells you they can help you and they don’t.   You stop believing…  you lose HOPE!

I now realize I was approaching my migraines all backward.

I was trying to cover up symptoms versus trying to end my pain."

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