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Migraine attacks are very painful, and the last thing you want is for your migraine symptoms to pop up on your holiday. Migraines are not comparable to a normal headache because, besides a severe headache, you can also experience sensory disturbances, nausea, vomiting, and other symptoms that can last a day or more. Symptoms you do not want to have during your well-deserved holiday. Now that the summer season is here again, we would like to give you a few tips to get through your holiday without a migraine.
Make sure you rest well
No matter what kind of holiday you are going on, it is important to take some rest. Make sure that you nap, catch up on your sleep, relax, and take your medications. Taking time for yourself does wonders for reducing stress, which is a very common trigger for migraine attacks. If you are driving to your destination, we recommend taking frequent breaks where you stretch your legs and take a moment for yourself. After a (long) flight, you should take a nap. These moments of rest will contribute to a carefree holiday.
Stick to a sleeping schedule
While it will not always be easy on a holiday, it is important to have a sleep schedule. Stick to this schedule as best you can to prevent the onset of a migraine attack. When you cannot fall asleep, try to practice some meditation exercises or breathing exercises.
Maintain your diet
Many foods are capable of triggering migraines. So even on holiday, the things you eat and drink can have an enormous impact on your body. Over the years, you probably have figured out which foods and drinks to avoid. Thus, stick to your diet while on holiday, no matter how tempting some foods or drinks might be.
Pack your emergency kit
Be sure to pack all your essentials for your trip. Do not forget your sunglasses and a hat to protect yourself from bright sunlight. Light sensitivity is a common trigger for people with migraines. It is also important to pack a preferred (healthy) snack and plenty of water. Sticking to a routine, and keeping an eye on everything, sometimes can be challenging while on holiday. It is therefore important to listen carefully to your own body. Take a rest when you are tired, and accept it when your schedule does not go as planned. Release all your stress and enjoy your holiday.
Migraine relief with the Wim Hof Method
The Wim Hof Method is a powerful tool to help you with the relief from migraines. The breathing exercises, cold therapy, and commitment help you to relieve symptoms related to migraines. When you practice the method for a longer period, you can even learn to control your autonomic nervous system. This enables you to reduce the risk of migraine attacks. Besides that, the method is also associated with an improved immune response, which has a positive effect on fighting the inflammation associated with migraines. So, practicing the Wim Hof Method can be your salvation for relieving your migraine symptoms, even on holiday. Experience all the health benefits yourself and start practicing today. Sign up for one of our video courses!