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Changes in Routine

Some people find that changes in their routine can contribute to a migraine. For example, changing sleep patterns or changes caused by long journeys can precede an attack. Many people complain that they get migraine attacks at the weekend, or when they go on holiday. Without the daily grind of getting up and going to work or getting the kids off to school, you may have a lie-in, not have your usual morning coffee, eat at different times, or you may go out and do something you wouldn’t normally do. Alternatively, it may feel like you have relaxed from your everyday stressful life, and it is relaxing that triggers the migraine attack.

There’s nothing wrong with enjoying your weekends or holidays! If you find your migraine attacks strike just as you start to unwind for the weekend, you may want to consider still getting up and having breakfast at your standard weekday time to ensure you start the day right. Or, if going on a big holiday, you might want to transition or taper your routine into the holiday by allowing yourself to sleep in a little more each day. If it is relaxing that triggers your migraine attacks, consider some lifestyle changes to relax more during the week, or consider exercising in the morning of your weekends to get the heart rate up just like work would. Finding consistency is vital.

Read more about Saturday or Weekend Migraine.

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