Health Tip: What Triggers Your Migraines?

Lack of sleep is a common contributor

Topics: Headaches Migraine Pain

(HealthDay News) -- The exact cause of migraines isn't fully understood, but experts have identified certain "triggers" that seem to bring on these headaches in many people.

The Womenshealth.gov website says common migraine triggers include:

  • Too much or too little sleep.
  • Missing meals.
  • Changes in weather.
  • Exposure to loud noise, strong smells or bright light.
  • Menstruation-related hormonal changes.
  • Anxiety and/or stress.
  • Certain foods or ingredients, such as caffeine, alcohol, nitrates, MSG, tyramine or artificial sweeteners.

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