Whether you are a stay-at-home mom or you are trying to juggling taking care of the kids and working, there’s really no time to be down with a migraine. Migraines are bad enough when a person can go to a quiet room, shut the lights, and rest until the pain goes away. That’s usually not an option for a mom. What can you do to help your migraines? Here are a few tips.
Reducing the Frequency of Migraines
There are a few things you can do to reduce the frequency of migraines. While doing these things may be tough to fit into your schedule, they certainly are better than dealing with chronic migraine issues.
- Sleep on a regular schedule – If you can’t get 7-8 hours of sleep each night, migraines may increase. While this may be impossible until a baby can sleep through the night, once the kids start sleeping through the night, be sure to do the same yourself.
- Don’t skip meals – Missed meals can lead to migraines. When you are feeding the kids and shipping them off to school, don’t forget to grab something for yourself. You may even want to prepare your meals the night before, so you don’t have to sacrifice prep time during the day.
- Keep a migraine journal – Keeping track of what leads to migraines can help you identify your unique triggers. If you find something avoidable (a particular food, for example), then do so. When a trigger is unavoidable (i.e. certain weather changes), at least you can know when a migraine is coming and prepare ahead for a necessary rest period.
Finding Long-Term Relief from Migraines
Of course, the best option would be to reduce the number of migraines you have to deal with on an ongoing basis. For that, you may find that upper cervical chiropractic care is the solution you’ve been looking for. Many migraines are the result of a slight subluxation of the atlas vertebra. Such a misalignment can affect blood flow to the brain, cerebrospinal fluid drainage, and brainstem function. Correcting the misalignment can relieve these issues and lead to fewer migraines. If you’re ready to try a gentle and affordable means of finding migraine relief, contact an upper cervical chiropractor near you today.