When you suffer from migraines, you can easily find that your sleep is disrupted. That is if it is not impossible to get at times! Not only do migraines badly affect sleep, but since not enough (or, conversely, too much) sleep is a migraine trigger for many sufferers, it can become a vicious cycle of interrupted sleep from migraines leading to more migraines, leading to more bad nights, and so on.
On the positive side, there are some things you can do to help maintain a good quality of sleep, and in turn, hopefully reduce the frequency and severity of migraines you experience.
Stick to a schedule
If you regularly fall asleep and wake up at the same time each day, your body will become used to the routine and will be able to regulate your body clock. Giving your body a consistent amount of sleep will help it to run smoothly.
Make a ritual
If you have a ritual set of activities you do before you go to bed your body will know that it’s time for sleep, and make it that much easier for it to switch off! Try to stay away from screens for at least an hour before you go to bed. The light which screens emit have been proven to disrupt sleep and make it harder to switch your body off. Maybe read a book before bed, have a bath, or do half an hour of mediation. Whatever works for you
Separate your sleep space
If you don’t have a comfortable and calm space to fall asleep in, your body will find it so much harder to drop off. Keep your bed as a place you sleep, and don’t be tempted to visit it during the day, or watch TV from bed, or (even worse!) work in bed.