Sleep well!

Sleep well!

Sleep well!

Headaches and poor sleep go together like popcorn and the movie theater.

Even though they are completely different problems, they are often connected.

…reasons why you should care about your sleep:

1. …because you can reduce the length and frequency of headaches!

2. …because sleep allows your body to recover from stress.

3. …because sleep strengthens your immune system and helps you stay healthy.

4. …because you fill up your energy reserves and have more power!

Important for migraines!

Try to always go to bed and get up at about the same time, even on weekends.

Your brain likes a regular rhythm!

In the last 10 to 20 years, many more children and teenagers have developed sleep problems.

How come?

You might not like the answer:

Researchers have found that many children and teenagers sleep worse if they look at their cell phone, computer, or TV screen before going to bed at night. Because children had far fewer electronic devices 10 to 20 years ago, they used them less. They were able to sleep much better than you do today.

Find out why the screen is bad for your sleep here:

What the experts say

Many studies have shown that the blue light from screens (cell phone, computer, TV) has a negative effect on sleep quality and length. The blue light stops the release of the body’s own sleep hormone “melatonin”, this disturbs sleep. Melatonin tells your brain that it is getting tired and that it is time to sleep. That’s why it’s important to turn off all screens at least 30 minutes before your bedtime.

In recent studies, even using a blue light filter did not improve sleep.

Other things that can disturb your sleep:
  • caffeinated drinks such as soda, energy drinks, coffee, black tea, etc – even if you drink them hours before bedtime
  • sleeping for many hours during the day
  • sleeping in a bright and warm room
  • not getting enough exercise during the day
  • thoughts and worries that don’t allow you to rest
  • irregular sleeping hours
  • late meals

What is good sleep?

How many hours of sleep do you need to feel refreshed in the morning? What can you do to improve your sleep? You can find an overview here:

What about you?

Continue here. Find out if you are a good sleeper and discover your sleep score.

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Manage your headaches

Go back here. You will find an overview of what you can do against headaches.

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