Why the Low Response?
While this study seems to suggest that triggers don’t necessarily play such a big role in promoting migraine occurrence, researchers aren’t so sure. According to them, to prompt a migraine, triggers may require certain pre-existing physical states, such as depression, anxiety, and hormonal imbalances. Whatever the case, this study clearly demonstrates just how difficult it can be for migraine sufferers in Savannah to identify and avoid potential triggers.
Common Migraine Triggers
However, there are many potential migraine triggers. Not all of them affect all migraine sufferers. In one survey of more than 1000 migraine sufferers, the most common triggers include:
- Hunger, fasting or skipping meals
- Changes in the weather
- Disturbed sleep
- Perfumes and other odors
- Neck pain
- Sleeping late
Note that while light and exercise are both on this list, exercise is among the least common migraine triggers. While nearly 80% of migraine sufferers report that stress triggers their headaches, only about 22% say that exercise triggers their migraines.
These triggers are also not the same for men and women. For women, the most common migraine triggers are menstruation, stress, and bright lights. For men, the most common triggers were sleep deprivation, stress, and bright lights.