When the weekend rolls around, many people like to let their hair down… live a little… and get in some much needed downtime.
But for some migraine sufferers, weekends can be more of a curse. Try living every weekend with a migraine that strikes like clockwork — a dull aching pain in the mid-morning, followed by a full-fledged throbbing migraine by nightfall.
What a way to spend the weekend, right?
As hopeless you may feel by these weekend migraines, please know that there are scientific reasons why you suffer every Saturday and Sunday. Some of your social habits could be attributed to it.
Here are some of the ways in which you can prevent debilitating migraine attacks from ruining your weekend fun.
#1 Wake up at the same time, every day
Just because it is the weekend doesn’t mean you should sleep the day away. Oversleeping is one of the biggest causes of weekend migraines. So make sure to tune your body clock to wake up at the same time every day, irrespective which day of the week it is.
#2 Pay attention to your caffeine intake
On regular days, you get your caffeine fix by 7 am, conditioning your body to expect it every day at that time. But if you are still in bed even at 10 am on a Saturday, it’s well past your caffeine time. This causes go body to go on a withdrawal mode, triggering a migraine episode.
#3 Stay hydrated
Not drinking enough water could also be a possible migraine trigger. So stay hydrated and have plenty of fluids. Staying at home, lounging around on a weekend is no excuse to neglect your health.
#4 Have breakfast on time
Waking up late just in time for lunch is a sure shot recipe for migraine. Not eating for that long can cause hypo-hypoglycemia, a possible trigger for migraine. To avoid such painful episodes, ensure that even on a weekend you grab your breakfast on time.
#5 Go easy on the booze
Too much alcohol in the system can cause migraines in some people. Certain types of alcohol contain chemicals that can affect your blood vessels. So if you are prone to headaches on weekends, try staying away from the booze.
#6 Stay away from the computer
Resist the temptation to sit in front of the computer for long hours on a weekend. Blame in on the flickering screen or the constant glare, staring into the screen for long hours can cause migraine episodes. So avoid sitting glued to the PC for too long on a weekend.
Pasadena Treatment Migraines, Headaches, TMJ/TMD
Pasadena Pain Management offers pain management treatment for TMJ/TMD, migraine, headaches and neck pain in Pasadena, CA. Our office is conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Pasadena Pain Management, we offer the exclusive TruDenta treatment therapy — a highly specialized form of care that involves cutting-edge dental technology, without needles or injections. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable pain management care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping our patients happy and pain free.
If you are ready to take a step towards being pain free, or simply want to learn more about how the minimally invasive migraine treatment called TruDenta works, contact us today to set up a FREE TruDenta consultation.