Outside of food, what other migraine triggers are common?

There are many other potential triggers we, as migraineurs, need to be aware of. Some are triggers that we can control, others we can't.

Migraine Triggers we CAN control:

  • Dehydration
  • Sleep habits and irregular sleep schedules
  • Diet - Some foods and alcohol
  • Stress (we can control how we react to stress, not necessarily why the stress exists)
  • Excessive light

Migraine Triggers we can NOT control:

  • Barometric Pressure and changes in weather
  • Hormones
  • Certain smells