Migraine and Sleep Disorders: Natural Remedies
Sleep is very important for recovering energy, maintaining mental health and also
psychophysical well-being. Sleep disturbances are often associated with migraines.
Below we see how this happens and the natural cures for migraines.
WHY SLEEP LOSS CAUSES MIGRAINE?
Sleep loss is a neurobiological and physiological stressor, that is, it is a stressor
that has consequences for the brain, as well as for many body systems¹.
Sleeping allows for the removal of brain metabolic waste products, which are
neurotoxic and accumulate in the central nervous system during wakefulness².
People with migraines have poorer sleep quality and impaired sleep structure than
non-migraineurs. This is what emerges from a study conducted by researchers from th
in London and published by the journal Neurology.
In the done study, adults and children with migraines showed less REM sleep, and
patients showed less total sleep time and more wakefulness than controls (non-migraines).
But a natural cure for migraines solves this problem.
A published study in the journal Brain confirms this theory, showing that in humans,
a night of sleep deprivation hinders the removal of molecules that have accumulated
in the brain during the day².
The experiment continued one more night, during which all the participants were allowed
to sleep. Despite this second night of rest, the impaired brain cleansing in the sleep
deprivation group was not compensated.
Chronic sleep loss increases hunger and energy expenditure, increases inflammatory
cytokine levels, decreases parasympathetic tone and increases sympathetic tone,
increases blood pressure, increases evening cortisol levels, and raises insulin and
blood glucose values. Natural remedies for migraines, on the other hand, having
no side effects, can be used regularly and safely.
WHICH are the CONSEQUENCES of SLEEP LOSS
In addition, several studies have shown that lack of sleep increases the amount of soluble
β-amyloid and the risk of formation of β-amyloid plaques and leads to an increase in tau
levels in the interstitial fluid of the hippocampus. Both proteins (tau and beta amyloid)
form aggregates typical of Alzheimer's disease.
Insufficient sleep increases the risk of developing nocturnal gastroesophageal reflux in
Nocturnal gastroesophageal reflux has been defined as the reporting of heartburn
or acid reflux after going to bed, occurring sometimes, often, or very often. And the onset
of nocturnal gastroesophageal reflux was twice as common among women with sleep
insufficient or short sleep(less than six hours of sleep per night) than those with sufficient
HOW it is TREATED MIGRAINE in the TRADITIONAL MANNER
Traditional treatments for migraines, i.e. anti-inflammatories and triptans, have
significant side effects ranging from stomach inflammation to an increased risk of
pulmonary embolism (anti-inflammatory) or vasoconstriction of the cerebral vessels,
which reduces the nutrition of nerve cells (triptans), should be used rarely and judiciously.
WHICH NATURAL TREATMENTS for Migraine and Headache
Therefore, a natural cure for migraines is not only possible but a duty for the integrity of the
body, allowing long-term treatment, combining the restoration of the immune system and the
rebalancing of an altered body environment.
Natural treatment is implemented with the action of phytotherapeutic substances such as Rhodiola
rosea and Vitis vinifera. They have anti-free radical activity, anti-inflammatory, antiplatelet
action, nourishing the blood vessel wall.
Together with other natural substances, like flavoproteins and coenzymes, they contribute
effectively and not harmful to the restoration of metabolism and the rebalancing of the body
environment and ultimately to the restoration of normal sleep.
1) Xie L, Kang H, Xu Q, Chen MJ, Liao Y, Thiyagarajan M, O’Donnell J, Christensen DJ, Nicholson C, Iliff JJ, Takano T, Deane R, Nedergaard M. Sleep drives metabolite clearance from the adult brain. Science. 2013 Oct 18;342(6156):373-7. doi: 10.1126/science.1241224.
2) Per Kristian Eide, Vegard Vinje, Are Hugo Pripp, Kent-Andre Mardal, Geir Ringstad, Sleep deprivation impairs molecular clearance from the human brain, Brain, Volume 144, Issue 3, March 2021, Pages 863–874,