Wednesday, September 29, 2021

5 Tips To Ease Migraine Pain



If you suffer from migraines, you will know just how painful and debilitating they can be. 

With the stress and anxiety of the last eighteen months of living through a pandemic, many people are experiencing worsened migraine experiences, or are experiencing migraines for the very first time.

Around ten million people in the U.K. are affected by migraines. The Migraine Trust identified that:
  • Workers in the U.K. lose a total of 25 million days per year due to debilitating migraines.
  • Over 3/4 of people who experience migraines suffer at least one attack each month.
  • Between 85-90% of people with migraines experience sensitivity to light, particularly the blue light which emits for phones and computer screens.

With these finding in mind, it's vital that migraine sufferers adapt their lifestyle in an effort to preserve their wellbeing and ease their symptoms. 

Here are 6 tips to ease migraine pain.

1. Rest in a quiet and dark room

As said above, up to 90% of people with migraines experience sensitivity to light, which can make headaches even worse. Resting in a quiet and dark room can help to ease migraines and may even help you to sleep it off.

Research has shown that migraine headaches can improve within 20 to 30 minutes of being in a darkened room. 

2. Stay hydrated

Dehydration can be a trigger for migraines and can be easily solved by staying on top of your daily water intake. By staying hydrated in between migraine attacks, you may be able to prevent some and keep yourself feeling healthy in the process.

3. Try non-medicated pain relievers

It's awful suffering in pain and thankfully, there are lots of non-invasive or medicated pain relievers available for migraine sufferers.

Devices such as the Paingone Qalm can help to relieve migraine pain rapidly with it's specific therapy output and frequency to stimulate the trigeminal nerve. This has been proven to effectively relieve migraines, without the use of medication.

Simple solutions such as placing a hot or cold compress across your forehead or on the back of your neck have also shown to be effective in relieving migraine pain.

4. Get in some exercise

Leading busy lives, it can sometimes be difficult to fit in time for exercise. However, taking just 20 minutes a day to enjoy some light exercise such as walking, swimming or yoga, can help to prevent migraine attacks.

Exercise may reduce and prevent migraine attacks through physiological means - such as increasing circulation and improving cardiovascular health. Regular exercise also helps to improve sleep and reduce stress - lowering the chances of suffering a migraine attack.

5. Switch off

These days, we can spend a lot of time looking at our phones or at screens due to work and downtime and this can contribute greatly to the frequency of migraine attacks.

By taking time to switch off and focus our eyes away from blue light that's emitted from devices, we can help to reduce the frequency of migraine attacks. 

Hopefully these 5 tips to ease migraine pain prove helpful for migraine sufferers. By making small changes to our lifestyles, we can help to improve the intensity and frequency of migraine attacks and hopefully, lead healthier lives.


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