Make your holiday celebration a little more joyful for you and your loved ones. How many of you ever dreamed you could wish the pain away just, so you could engage with friends and family and have a normal holiday celebration? We have some recommendations to make your holiday celebration a little brighter for you and your loved ones.
We can't stress this enough. Drink your water. Drink a lot of water. Try to keep a bottle by your bedside, finish it before you get up for the day, and you've got an instant 16-20 ounces in your system. Water alone won't rid you of your migraines, but it can help shift how your body processes and manages them.
Make sure you do one of the following things, or all of them, to make sure you’re eating right that day.
- Don’t skip meals (even if you plan to overindulge at a party).
- Avoid or limit any food that you know to be triggers, such as chocolate, cheese, or alcohol, particularly red wine and beer.
GET ENOUGH SLEEP
When it comes to the holidays, there's no real schedule when it comes to holiday festivities. It can be exhausting even for the healthiest among us. Someone not dealing with chronic pain like migraines can find themselves run down and exhausted. Add the frequent pain on top of that, and in a day or two you might find yourself curled up in the fetal position, sleep mask over your eyes for the entire day. Try and rest up. It will help you in the long run. Changes in your sleeping pattern can bring on migraines.
REALIZE YOU CAN’T CONTROL EVERYTHING
Holidays can be a fun, yet challenging time of year for migraine sufferers. From the stress of last-minute shopping to traveling all over to visit loved ones, the holidays can be outright stressful! Control what you can and be prepared for what you can’t.
Wishing you all a lovely holiday season coming your way.