Sunday, June 9th, 2013

Happy Sunday!

Hope yours is well! I’m struggling a bit–this whole week I’ve been fighting migraines (from lack of sleep)–and yesterday was tough to really sit down and focus. I’m hoping today is going to be a bit better! If only I could sleep half as much as Mellan does, I think I’d be in a good spot ;)

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16 thoughts on “Sunday Link Love, Volume #142

  1. Aww. I hope you’re already feeling better today, Christine. :)

  2. Hope you feel better, Christine! I suffer from migraines myself so I know how awful it can be.

    • Thanks! Any tips for combating them? My triggers are 1) lack of sleep or 2) not eating (like 12+ hours), and the latter is easy to solve, but the former is tough.

      • Not eating is a major trigger for me as well, I don’t get them from lack of sleep though, so I can’t help you with that one. Do you know what your lack of sleep comes from? Maybe you should go to a doctor or sleep clinic if this is a major problem for you (If I remember correctly you’ve said something about having trouble sleeping in the past).

        The only thing that works for me when the pain is already there is to lay down in a dark, cold and completely quiet room. Drinking lots of water and eating carbs (bread and pasta) also seem to help me somewhat, although it’s hard to force down food when I’m very nauseous. What makes it way worse for me is to read, watch tv, and sitting in front of a computer. Anything where my eyes need to focus.

        If you haven’t tried it yet, acupuncture can be great both for better sleep and for migraines. Also, in my experience nutrition is important to prevent migraines, I get them less often now that I eat better and take (a lot) of supplements. If you’re not getting the vitamins and minerals your body needs, maybe you could start taking a multivitamin and multimineral.

      • Oh, and I just remembered this tea that is supposed to be good for better sleep, Yogi Bedtime. I haven’t tried it myself, but I’ve heard a lot of raves. I think it makes you relax and fall asleep easier.

  3. Oy, I feel you on the migraines. I had them on and off a bit ago for two weeks!! And nothing can make mine go away–not sleep, meditation, massage, several medications–but waiting. So stubborn…

  4. Thanks for the Link Love! :) Sorry to hear about your migraines :/ I have the same problem with not eating… I’ll get busy doing something and then just completely forget to eat.

    I’m with you on the sleeping too (as I type this it’s almost 4am LOL). I’m a very light sleeper (and it’s hard for me to fall asleep). Do you exercise? I know it sounds like a no-brainer but the amount of improvement I see in my sleep habits/schedule from spending about an hour working out each day is incredible! Whenever I miss a day (like today) I’m right back to my wonky sleeping patterns.

    • I’m not currently exercising in a particularly healthy way… but I will say that when I was (an hour of tennis), I didn’t have improvement (which was a bummer). I would be tired and sore, but it wouldn’t be like, “Lights out!” LOL, you know what’s funny? Of all the things that helped, not getting up to pee in the middle of the night has helped the most. I didn’t HAVE to go, but I was like, “Well, since I’m up…” and Shaun said I should try to just go back to sleep, which I have – and that has actually minimized some of the regular wake ups.

  5. I hope you feel better soon, Christine! And hopefully you can knock the sleeplessness on the head, that must be awful