The Top 3 Environmental Factors That Cause Migraines (And How to Combat Them)
If you're a migraine sufferer, you know that these debilitating headaches can be set off by a variety of factors. But did you know that some of the most common triggers are actually environmental? From weather changes to artificial light, here are three of the most common environmental migraine triggers—and what you can do to combat them.

1. Weather Changes
Whether it's a sudden drop in temperature, an impending storm, or high humidity levels, many migraine sufferers find that their headaches are triggered by changes in the weather. If you fall into this category, your best bet is to stay indoors as much as possible on days when the weather is predicted to take a turn. And when you do have to venture outside, be sure to dress appropriately (layers are always a good idea) and carry natural remedies with you in case you start to feel a headache coming on.

2. Artificial Light
Too much light can also be a trigger for migraines, especially if that light is fluorescent or coming from a screen (hello, office workers and parents of young children!). If you find yourself getting migraines from artificial light, try wearing sunglasses indoors and investing in an anti-glare screen for your computer. And on days when migraines are particularly bad, it's best to stay away from screens altogether and stick to natural lighting.

3. Loud Noises
Loud noises are another common trigger for migraines, so if you work in a noisy office or live in a bustling city, it's no wonder you might be suffering from more headaches than usual. To help reduce the noise levels in your environment, invest in a good pair of noise-cancelling headphones and try to take breaks in quieter areas whenever possible.

Migraine sufferers know all too well that these debilitating headaches can be caused by a variety of factors—including some that might surprise you. By being aware of the most common environmental migraine triggers, you can hopefully avoid some of the pain and discomfort associated with these headaches. And if you do find yourself succumb to a migraine despite your best efforts, remember that there are plenty of natural remedies available to help ease your pain.

By the way, if you're looking for natural remedies and ways to decrease the toxic load in your body so that you are not as susceptible to these kinds of triggers, we discuss it more detail in the Facebook Group - Debilitated to Liberated Living - Stopping the Pattern of Pain.  


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