If you suffer from Migraines, then it is very important that you get a good night’s sleep. That’s according to a study in Headache, which was also reported on in the Huffington Post.
Now, if you deal with this type of neurological abnormality, then you may or may not understand the benefits of a good night’s sleep for you. But if you don’t suffer from this type of head pain, then you may be wondering what your sleep patterns and that excruciating pain have to do with each other.
Well, according to migraine research done at the University of Mississippi there is an association between the quality of a person’s sleep and the frequency of their headaches. They also monitored how often the headaches occurred and the severity of the pain, and the levels of disabilities during their pain. They reported that there were increased disabilities among those who suffered from migraines.
At the end of the end of the study, the researchers determined that 27% of the 300 study participants suffered from migraines. The study also showed that 86% of people who didn’t sleep well experienced headaches compared to 62% of those who did sleep well. The quality of sleep was also linked to the frequency and disabilities due to their headaches.
“Consistent with prior studies on chronic migraine, poor sleep quality is uniquely associated with episodic migraines,” the researchers wrote in the study.
Another study in Headache, which WebMD wrote an article about, reported that the headaches of people who suffered from migraines who had a good night’s sleep decreased in number and intensity.
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For those who suffer from Migraines, they might be tempted to seek relief from their pain by taking one medication after another. Those people, as well as anyone who suffers from this type of pain who is thinking of taking medicine to find relief, don’t do it. All that medication will do is cover the symptoms, and you will run the risk of experiencing one of the negative side effects.
Aside from that, medication cannot get to the source of your pain. That’s because the source of your head pain is most likely a misalignment in the top two vertebrae in your spine. If those two bones are misaligned by as little as ¼ of a millimeter, that can place enough pressure on the brainstem to hinder the brain’s ability to communicate with the body. The good news is an upper cervical chiropractor can realign those two bones, thus allowing for the brain to communicate with the body, so the body can begin to heal itself.
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Dr. Kurt Sherwood, D.C. is an Upper Cervical Specialist and Renton Chiropractor who has helped many people to find natural relief over the past 20 plus years. He is trained by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association and his Renton Chiropractic clinic specializes in correcting problems in the upper cervical spine (upper neck). This vital area is intimately connected to the central nervous system and problems in this area have been shown to be an underlying cause of a variety of different health problems including migraine headaches, multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, Parkinson’s disease, and vertigo. More information can be found on his website at http://www.sherwoodspinalcare.com