ARE MIGRAINES MORE COMMON ON DAYS OFF?

“It is a general belief that migraine attacks are prone to occur on days off. Only a few studies, however, have addressed this issue,” explain the authors of a new report.

As part of the analysis 84 female patients of fertile age kept detailed migraine diaries for 12 consecutive months. A total of 2314 attacks were recorded.

Migraine occurrence was almost equally distributed during the week, except on Sundays, when there were significantly fewer attacks.

In contrast to the generally held belief that days off trigger migraines, the study’s authors conclude that their study “suggests that days off protect against migraine.”

Source:
Cephalalgia – May 2007;27(5).
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