Don’t Let “Morning Migraine” Steal Your Whole Day

Don’t Let “Morning Migraine” Steal Your Whole Day

Don’t let morning migraine steal your whole day.
It is one of the worst things when you wake up with a migraine, isn’t it?
You went to bed perfectly fine and then – of all things – you wake up in that all too-well-known and unpredictable pain. What happened? You were fine when you went to bed.
“Morning migraine” is especially frustrating to a migraine sufferer since very often, it seems as if nothing special or specific happened during the night, or even the night before, to make this happen.
So why is this happening? Is it possible to stop this cycle you sometimes find yourself in?

Bye Bye Sleeping Through the Night

Bye Bye Sleeping Through the Night

Have you said “bye bye” to sleeping through the night?
Are you feeling exhausted or “running on stress hormones” all day?
Not to worry, I have some great tips (and an amazing recipe) for you!
The science of sleep is fascinating, complicated and growing.
Sleep is this daily thing that we all do and yet we’re just beginning to understand all of the ways it helps us and all of the factors that can affect it.
Lack of sleep affects just about everything in your body and mind. People who get less sleep tend to be at higher risk for so many health issues like diabetes, heart disease, and certain types of cancer; not to mention effects like slower metabolism, weight gain, hormone imbalance, and inflammation. And don’t forget the impact lack of sleep can have on moods, memory and decision-making skills.
Do you know that lack of sleep may even negate the health benefits of your exercise program? (Gasp!)
OMG – What aspect of health does sleep not affect???
Knowing this it’s easy to see the three main purposes of sleep:

5 Reasons Why Your Metabolism Could Be Slow

5 Reasons Why Your Metabolism Could Be Slow

Why is My Metabolism Slow?
You may feel tired, cold or that you’ve gained weight. Maybe your digestion seems a bit more “sluggish”.
You may be convinced that your metabolism is slow.
Why does this happen? Why do metabolic rates slow down?

What can slow my metabolism?

Metabolism includes all of the biochemical reactions in your body that use nutrients and oxygen to create energy. And there are lots of factors that affect how quickly (or slowly) it works, i.e. your “metabolic rate” (which is measured in calories).
But don’t worry – we know that metabolic rate is much more complicated than the old adage “calories in calories out”! In fact it’s so complicated I’m only going to list a few of the common things that can slow it down.

Sugar or Other Food Cravings Got You Down? Check this Out…

Sugar or Other Food Cravings Got You Down? Check this Out…

Sugar/Food Cravings Got You Down? For some, it’s a very difficult journey trying to become a healthier person. We dread having to give up some of those not-so-healthy foods and things we love – especially those foods we “binge” on.
When you do make the determined effort to get on a healthier course and healthier diet, to begin with people are often so enthusiastic and determined that the momentum is great once you’ve made that decision to change your life.

Is Stress a Migraine Trigger for You? Here Are Some Stress-Busters For You

Is Stress a Migraine Trigger for You? Here Are Some Stress-Busters For You

Is Stress a Migraine Trigger for You? Here Are Some Stress-Busters. For many of us who suffer with migraines, stress is a common trigger for us. Let’s face it, it’s already challenging enough to have to deal with the chronic pain of migraine, so when you add the challenge of stress to the equation, it becomes another one of those “no win” situations. Stress can cause migraine and in turn, chronic pain creates more stress—and so the cycle continues. On top of that, if your body is accustomed to constant stress, when the weekend rolls around, you can easily find yourself with a “let down” migraine when the stress abruptly lowers. Not exactly a great addition to your already stressed out situation and health when living with migraines.

16 Quick Tips for Better Sleep

16 Quick Tips for Better Sleep

16 Ideas for Better Sleep

If you’re having trouble sleeping, you’re certainly not alone. It’s estimated that as many as 70 million Americans suffer from sleep deprivation!

If you make ‘getting more sleep’ a priority, you may feel some changes. It can take 2-3 weeks until something starts to work for you so if after a day or 2 of trying something, don’t give up. It may just take some time for your body to adjust.

First, start with setting an intention of when you want to be in bed. For example, if you want 8 hours of sleep and you need to wake up at 6:00, plan to be ready for sleep by 10:00. This means you’ll want to start getting ready for bed by 9:30.

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