Sleep and Migraine

When suffering from migraine headaches lack of sleep or good night sleep can make a huge impact on you!
Lack of sleep might would cause you hyperactivity, moodiness, depression, fatigue, muscle cramps… that lead to a headache. A good night sleep would help you wake up feeling well and energized.

Among several daily stressors, you’re exposed to is the electromagnetic field (EMF) that you need to be aware of which might be a contributor to your sleep problem like cell phone, TV, computer… EMF can modify brain cells function presenting symptoms like behavioral abnormalities, learning disabilities, altered bio-cycles and stress responses. It also, cause growing tissue like embryos, genetics and cancer.

To gain a good sleep pattern- that hopefully would reduce migraine attack-here are 5 easy steps to create a sleeping sanctuary according to Dr. Mercola:

1.    Use battery clocks near bed. Research has shown that exposure to high magnetic fields while sleeping can cause severe long-term illness. Many electric clocks produce high magnetic fields.

2.    Turn off bedroom circuit breakers. A restful sleep is necessary for health and a strong immune system. Electric fields affect the bio-communication system, keeping you from sleeping soundly.

3.    Eliminate or shield from RF. Radio frequency (RF) signals from portable phones, cell phones, and wireless devices have been shown to interfere with the body’s immune system.

4.    Use beds without metal. Metal frames and metal box springs can amplify and distort the earth’s natural magnetic field, which can lead to a non-restful sleep. Use natural materials.

5.    Make sure there are no elevated magnetic fields. Magnetic fields from appliances and building wiring can penetrate walls into a bedroom and disrupt the body’s communication system.

Note: Remember to evaluate your prescription medications. Certain prescription and over-the-counter drugs — such as steroids, decongestants and drugs for high blood pressure, depression and asthma — can keep you up at night. If you’re having trouble sleeping, check your drugs Side Effect List and consult with your doctor to see if your medications could be to blame.