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Sleep deprivation triggers migraine

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A recent health study has claimed that not getting enough sleep is a major cause of Migraine.  According to www.sciencedaily.com, the study has established that erratic sleeping patterns can turn occasional migraines into more frequent and regular affair. The study has also revealed the biological connection between sleep and headaches. The study was conducted by a panel of researchers at the Missouri State University.

These have been previous researches in the domain however, not much has been uncovered as far as underlying biological link is concerned which has been found to trigger migraine pains.  The team of researchers considers the new findings as a breakthrough which may reveal the molecular changed responsible for the nagging problem faced by several people.

As per www.webmd.com, the study was carried out a number of rats which were kept deprived of proper sleep. It was recorded in the study that due to sleep deprivation, rats secreted increased levels of proteins which leads to stimulation of the nervous system while increasing the expression of the proteins in the body thereby triggering migraine.

“People with migraines need to go to bed at the same time and wake up at the same time every day. If they get up at 6 a.m. during the week they need to do the same thing on Saturday and Sunday.” concluded experts.

Celebrities who suffer from migraines include Marcia Cross and Janet Jackson.

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