Protective vs Risk Factors
Learn to protect your nervous system from risk factors through a quick text message exchange.
The goal in migraine management is to protect your nervous system from your internal and external environment. This means, utilizing things that will help your nervous system like a regular healthy diet, adequate sleep, exercise, relaxation, and hydration. As a migraineur, your nervous system remains vulnerable, and depending on your environment, your nervous system will react accordingly. Risk factors include skipping meals or eating junk foods, high in carbs and sugars. Also, energy drinks and sodas, or too much caffeine. Lack of sleep or too much sleep is risky, and as teens, you require a lot of sleep. 8-10 hours should be adequate. No exercise, stress, and let down can put you at risk, but exercise can actually relieve stress and let down. (14)