You consume “trigger” foods
According to the National Headache Foundation (NHF), foods such as aged cheese and processed meats contain preservatives that may trigger migraine headaches. However, the foods that cause migraines often differ depending on the individual; surprising foods such as snow peas, olives, and soy sauce have reportedly triggered migraines in some people. “Be your own expert by keeping a log of the foods you have eaten before a migraine attack,” advises the NHF. Doing so can help you determine which foods to avoid in the future. Aside from tracking trigger foods, here are other home remedies for migraines.
You drink sugary or caffeinated drinks
Sugary, caffeinated, and alcoholic drinks are also on the National Headache Foundation’s “do not consume” list. These drinks can result in dehydration and also contain preservatives that increase blood flow to the brain, both common causes of migraines. Make sure you know these sneaky signs a migraine may be coming.
Your sleeping patterns have changed
Many migraine sufferers find that missing sleep or getting too much sleep can trigger a migraine attack. If the migraines are temporary, there’s probably no need to make a change, but if they persist it might be time to regulate your sleeping pattern. These are the 10 unexpected reasons you keep waking up with a headache.