The article gave the following recommendations on how to regulate sleep, so that you can get at least eight hours every single night:
In a 2006 study of about 40 women who experienced transformed migraines (chronic daily headaches), researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill asked half the group to make the following behavioral sleep modifications (BSMs):
- Go to bed at the same time every night to allow for eight hours of sleep.
- Eliminate TV watching, reading, or listening to the radio in bed.
- Use visualization techniques to shorten the amount of time it takes to fall asleep.
- Eat dinner at least four hours before going to bed, and limit fluid intake within two hours of bedtime.
- Take no naps.
Now, it is counter-intuitive to eliminate naps when operating on a couple of hours of sleep ... or when actually fighting a migraine. And yet, this study shows that we need to "educate the body" to optimize the rest time we do receive ... so hang in there!