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Migraines and RLSThursday, October 06, 2016
Both Conditions Have Serious Consequences on Sleep Cycles Like restless legs syndrome, migraines can be horribly debilitating. According ...
Both Conditions Have Serious Consequences on Sleep Cycles
Like restless legs syndrome, migraines can be horribly debilitating. According to the Mayo Clinic , "a migraine can cause severe throbbing pain or a pulsing sensation, usually on just one side of the head. It's often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light and sound."
In fact, two-thirds of individuals that participated in the Migraine in America 2016 survey , reported that their symptoms lasted five days or more. That's more than five days of excruciating pain, sometimes enough to be disabling.
To make matters worse, one in six reported that they also experience restless legs syndrome during a migraine attack. These are two serious conditions that interfere with sleep, potentially resulting in a decreased quality of life.
In fact, 66 percent of survey respondents said that lack of sleep could bring on a migraine. The irony is that migraines make it nearly impossible to fall into a restful sleep, yet sleep is one of the best tactics at soothing a migraine.
Read more about migraines and their adverse affects on various aspects of life in Reader's Digest.