Certain foods should be avoided to prevent getting migraines during exam period.
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There are other factors students should be aware of which contribute to trigerring a migraine such as stress, sensory, smells, noises, lights, environments and changes in weather.
Emma Piercy, journalism student, 21, said, ” I tend to get headaches when I don’t get enough sleep or when I’m stressed. I don’t know if any foods are associated with my headaches as far as I’m aware. Although sometimes I find spicy food actually sometimes helps relieve headaches. I usually just take pain killers to take the edge of the headaches and drink lots of water.”
Often though foods such as alcohol, salty and sugary snacks, chocolate, caffeinated drinks and ice cream and things with preservatives as well as poor posture. All these things vary for each person differently though but are the things to be wary of when trying to stay healthy. Normally by keeping a diary, you can look for any patters which may set off your headaches.
Then remedies to headache pains include relaxation methods such as therapeutic oils, laying down, green tea and over the counter medication.
The worst thing you could do is skip a meal though, it completely throws your body off balance.