The Wandering Mind

Migraines and the Sleep Cycle

Posted in Migraines by wandren on 10 September 2007

My father’s doctor told him that 80% of migraines occur while sleeping. As I understand the following articles about those headaches, the authors believe that stress let-down is the culprit… That the headaches occur when the body fully relaxes from the stress of the day.

Since my migraines are often caused by sleep deprivation and sleep disturbance, I believe that migraines are also related to the brain’s failure to complete all of its nightly restorative processes when sleep is inadequate or disturbed.

Article from the National Institute for Health

Article about Melatonin deficit in Migraine Occurance

Headache-Help article about Sleep Disorders


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