Migraine Headaches and Sleep Problems

A new study in the Journal, Headache indicates a good night’s sleep may be extra-important for people who suffer from migraines, according to a Huffington post report.

Researchers from the University of Mississippi found an association between bad quality sleep and frequency of headaches, as well as increased disability from headaches, among people who get headaches.

Researchers compared students who got migraines with those who didn’t and their sleep habits. And among those who got migraines, they took note of the frequency and severity of headaches, as well as their levels of disability during a headache.

Ultimately, 26.7 percent of the nearly 300 students had headache. However, more people had worse sleep quality than those who don’t get migraines — 85.9 percent versus 62 percent.

Plus, among those who did get migraines, bad sleep quality was linked with frequency and disability of the headaches.

“Consistent with prior studies on chronic migraine, poor sleep quality is uniquely associated with episodic migraines,” the researchers wrote in the study.

Previously, a study that also appeared in the journal Headache suggested that good sleep habits could help decrease the number and intensity of headaches among migraineurs, WebMD reported.

To learn more about the connection between head and neck injuries and migraine headaches, download our complimentary e-book NATURAL AND DRUG-FREE WAYS TO END YOUR MIGRAINES by clicking the image below. Get a Free eBook on Migraine Relief Tips from Renton chiropractor Dr. Kurt Sherwood

Drug Free Migraine Relief

The best solution for a migraine is to get the cause of the problem.  For many people headache began after a head or neck trauma, such as a car crash, fall or other accident. Traumas like these can cause misalignments in the upper neck. Misalignments in the upper neck and been shown to lead to changes in blood and cerebrospinal fluid flow from the brain to the body and the body to the brain. These changes in fluid exchange in the brain have been linked to many conditions, including migraine headaches , and sleep problems.

The best way to correct a misalignment in the upper neck is by utilizing the NUCCA system.  NUCCA doctors perform a postural examination in order to determine body imbalance and then take precise 3 dimensional upper neck x-rays in order to mathematically calculate how the misalignment needs to be corrected. After the initial correction, follow-up 3 dimensional x-rays are taken in order to ensure that the misalignment is being corrected properly.

Few clinics have been trained to provide this specialized procedure. Fortunately, one of the clinics is within your own community. The state-of-the-art care provided at our Clinic have given many children and adults their lives back, including many with headaches. And the NUCCA procedure is safe, gentle and extremely effective.

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Dr. Kurt Sherwood, D.C. is an Upper Cervical Specialist and Renton Chiropractor who has helped many people to find drug-free relief from multiple sclerosis symptoms in Renton, Washington over the past 20 plus years. He is trained by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association. He 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 multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, Parkinson’s disease, and vertigo. More information can be found on his website at www.restorationspinalcare.com


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