Migraine Management: Three Tips for Relief

If you’re a mom like me, then you know that there’s no greater headache than a migraine! I used to suffer from weekly debilitating migraines, but it wasn’t until I started utilizing natural health remedies that I was able to significantly reduce the episodes. Today, I want to share with you the three main tips I use when trying to reduce my migraine frequency and severity.  

Tip 1: Get Enough Sleep 
The number one tip for reducing migraine pain is to make sure you’re getting at least 8 hours of sleep every night. During this time, your body needs complete rest in order to recharge its batteries and heal any underlying issues related to the migraines. Even if you think you don’t need 8 hours of sleep, it’s important that your body gets adequate time for restorative healing.  It might not be easy at first, but eventually your body will adjust and thank you for it! 
Tip 2: Change Your Diet 
Diet plays an important role in migraine prevention as well. Certain foods can trigger a migraine attack or worsen existing symptoms. The key is finding out which foods are causing your migraines and eliminating them from your diet. Common food triggers include processed meats, gluten-containing grains, MSG-containing foods, dairy products, and soy products. For more information on specific food triggers and how to identify them in your diet, check out this article from Healthline. 

 Tip 3: Exercise Regularly  
It may seem counterintuitive given how fatigued you feel after a migraine attack (and during!), but regular exercise can be extremely beneficial for reducing the frequency of migraines. Exercise helps increase blood flow throughout the body while also releasing endorphins which help reduce stress levels – two major contributors towards migraine headaches! Try going for a walk or doing some light yoga every day – even if it’s just 10 minutes – to start seeing results! 

Living with chronic migraines can feel like an uphill battle sometimes – especially when nothing seems to be working! But hopefully now with these three tips in hand, you feel more empowered and informed about managing your own medical condition. So good luck on your journey towards better health – because we all know mama deserves it! :)

Oh, by the way, if you're like me and have done all these things and still struggling and are ready to dive even deeper, I went from 16 to 24 migraine days a month to less than 1-1/2 per month, and I share exactly how I did it in this blog post:  Migraine Regimen.  And please join us in our encouraging and supportive Facebook community of moms who are going from Debilitated to Liberated!  Click Here


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