Whether the flowers are blooming, foliage is turning, or snow is falling, seasonal changes may be causing your headaches. From barometric pressure changes to pollen allergies, there are tons of different triggers for seasonal headaches.
The frequent shifts between sun and rain can cause atmospheric pressure changes in the spring that can negatively impact the sinuses. The summer is warm and humid, and people tend to perspire more, which can lead to dehydration and headaches. As the days shorten with the arrival of fall, sleeping patterns can shift triggering headaches and migraines. The cold dry temperatures of winter may also lead to dehydration with the increased usage of central heating.
Many of the same preventive measures recommended year-round to reduce migraine attacks are also effective against seasonal triggers. Keep your diet, sleep, and exercise routines on track. If you aren’t aware of your specific allergy triggers, talk with your doctor. Once you know what to watch out for, you can limit your exposure to particular allergens.
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