Common Migraine Triggers

Alice ThorpeAlice Thorpe
Jan 11, 2017

Some of the most common migraine triggers are food, water, sleep, stress, and concentration.

Watch the video above to learn more about how Alice deals with these triggers, or read the written summary below.


I always try and make sure I get enough sleep. Naps are also a great thing because if I get too tired in the middle of the day I’ll take a nap and it helps to pick me up a bit and reduces the risk of getting a migraine.


Another essential drinking lots of water. As soon as I wake up in the morning I have to have a big glass of water, because I have found that if I’m not hydrated enough it causes me to have a migraine. I always carry around a water bottle with me and refill it throughout the day.


I used to be really bad for skipping meals, especially when I was going to school or in a rush. I would skip breakfast and didn’t really think about it but I have learned the hard way that if I don’t eat I will trigger myself a migraine.


Although it’s a little less in your control, stress can also be a big migraine trigger. As I get older I have learned how to deal with it a bit more.

That combined with all the other things that I do to try to and avoid migraines have helped me a lot. I hope with these tips that I have learned over the years it helps you out with avoiding these common migraine triggers.

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