Warm Weather Migraines
Warm Weather and How It Can Trigger a Migraine
The dog days of summer are upon us, well at least in most of the country. With weather topping over the 100 degree mark, many migraine sufferers may be seeing an increase of migraine days. Why is this?
How does warm weather trigger migraines?
Atmospheric changes along with changing weather patterns can easily cause havoc for a chronic migraineur. Add in high levels of humidity and the sun's glare, and you have the perfect storm to bring on a heat induced migraine.
What are the symptoms of a heat induced migraine?
As with any type of migraine, symptoms can vary from person to person.
- Throbbing, dull sensation around your temples or the back of your neck
- Extreme thirst
- Sensitivity to light
How can you prevent a migraine when it’s hot?
You may not be able to control the weather but you can lower your risk for an attack. Follow these tips to help stave off a heat induced migraine.
- Watch the weather
If you stay one step ahead of the weather and see a temperature rise on its way, adjust your humidifier or dehumidifier and air conditioning setting.
2. Increase your water intake
Staying properly hydrated is a must, not just in the summer heat. Drink liquids regularly - the more the better. Also, be sure not to consume drinks that promote dehydration, such as caffeine and alcohol.
3. Stay cool
Be extra diligent to not get overheated. If you feel yourself becoming too warm take a break. Use a damp cloth and drape it around your neck. You can also use the Migraine Miracle cold marble stones on your head or body. Keeping them in the refrigerator will be at 36 degrees, perfect for reducing the inflammation and pain. You can apply the stones to your head, neck, face, chest (at your clavicle (collarbone) is a great place for relief. Also at your wrists (pulse points), crook of your arms, behind the knees and in between your toes! All these areas are good places to help relieve pain.
Use Migraine Miracle
Should you unfortunately get a heat induced migraine, be sure you have a Migraine Miracle Home Care Kit on hand to naturally and effectively relieve your migraine.