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5 Triggers For Migraine Headaches

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For people who suffer from migraines, figuring out what may trigger a headache may be an important step to managing and preventing pain. Here are five that may come as a surprise to you.

1. Sleeping In

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While getting more rest would seem like a good thing, changes in sleep patterns could provoke a migraine. Sleeping in may cause what’s known to many as the “weekend headache.”

2. Sex

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Any kind of intense physical exercise may be a potential migraine trigger, and unfortunately, sex is no exception. It’s common enough that the phenomenon has even been given a catchy nickname: Sex headaches.

3. Cheese And Wine

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Both aged cheese and red wine contain a compound called tyramine, which may be a migraine trigger for some people. Soy products, fava beans, hard sausages and smoked fish also contain tyramine.

4. Perfume

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Some people have adverse reactions to certain sounds, sights and smells — especially strong perfume and other strong odors, which can be difficult to avoid in social situations. Perfumes can also trigger migraines.

5. Weather And Barometric Pressure Changes

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Bright sunlight, high humidity, hot temperatures and barometric pressure changes may be potential migraine triggers in some people.

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The CureJoy Editorial team digs up credible information from multiple sources, both academic and experiential, to stitch a holistic health perspective on topics that pique our readers' interest.

CureJoy Editorial

The CureJoy Editorial team digs up credible information from multiple sources, both academic and experiential, to stitch a holistic health perspective on topics that pique our readers' interest.

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