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Anatomy of a Migraine

The Sleep Cure

The Sleep Cure

Next, get some sleep! When you don't get enough sleep, your body gets all the wrong levels of proteins and brain chemicals. Proteins that stimulate your nervous system go way up, and the chemicals that calm you down aren't there to relax you. Put it all together, and your body is ripe for a migraine. Not sure if you're getting the Zzz's you need? Track your nightly trip to dreamland with MedHelp's free online sleep tracker, or download Sleep On It, our free iPhone sleep tracker and alarm app.

By Daniel Halperin, published March 8, 2011. Daniel is a freelance writer based in New York City.