While many people are excited about the Daylight Savings time change that brings longer days and warmer days, I am not among them. My Doctor from the Mayo Clinic says that my Hemiplegic Migraine react to circadian rhythms.
So what does this mean for me? It means that one hour of sleep that everyone is loosing can send my “migraine brain” into a tailspin. It can mean an increase of number and/or increase of intensity. Sounds lovely, doesn’t it?
This change in time doesn’t just affect people with Migraine. People with many other chronic illnesses experience an increase in symptoms as well.
Want to know more about circadian rhythm and migraines? Check out this article from The Cleveland Clinic: How ‘Springing Forward’ Impacts Headaches
For more information on how to make the transition easier, check out these 5 tips for surviving the time change.