If you suffer from headaches and ever wondered why they seem to be more painful during the winter months you’re not alone. In fact, many who suffer from cluster headaches find them to be more intense as the seasons change. Winter, in particular, provides a unique set of circumstances that may be triggering your headaches.
What Triggers Winter Headaches?
For one, the air is dryer during the winter and breathing dry air can cause you to dehydrate.  Additionally, it can dry out your sinuses and both of these situations can lead to a winter migraine. Winter can also be a hectic and stressful time of year. Starting in November you have the holidays, the new year, tax time, family gatherings and an abundance of rich foods and drinks. All of which, on their own, can trigger some pretty severe headaches.
Daylight savings time is another thing that happens during the winter. When the time changes and the days get shorter there’s less sunlight which can impact your sleep cycle. Not getting the proper amount of sleep is a well known headache trigger. Finally, you may be sensitive to extreme cold and even the sun’s glare which can be especially intense during the winter months.
What Can you Do?
Even though it may seem like the deck is stacked against you there are a few things you can do to reduce winter’s impact on your headaches.
- Stay hydrated – One of the best things you can do year round and especially during the winter months is stay hydrated and drink plenty of water.
- Run a humidifier – Keeping the air indoors moist will help you avoid dry air and dry sinuses.
- Track your headaches – Keep a journal to identify your specific triggers. Once you have an idea what’s causing your headaches do your best to avoid those things or reduce your exposure to them. Yes, it might even be a family member!
- Get plenty of sleep – There are some simple things you can do to improve your sleep that don’t require the use of any medications.
- Bundle up – If you go outside bundle up to stay warm and in extreme cold cover your nose and mouth with a scarf to avoid breathing in cold air.
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