Migraines at the Computer
Here are 5 helpful tips to help you manage your posture better. So you’ll have less tension in your neck and spine, helping reduce the likelihood and severity of your migraines.
1. Firstly and most importantly, if you’re working away from the office, have a dedicated workspace at home that you can set up ergonomically.
2. Make sure you have a good seated posture. If you’re sat too low, your elbows will be lower than your wrists which can hurt your arms where they press on the desk. And this can leave your neck and back in a poor position as a result. Try using cushions to raise yourself up to a better height at the desk. And make sure your back is supported!
3. Have a nice lie down to give your spine a rest. Lying down in semi-supine, which is an Alexander Technique exercise, is great for this.
4. Take plenty of breaks and make time for movement to give your spine a bit of activity.
5. Make sure you get plenty of restorative sleep. If you’re a front sleeper, try to sleep on your side. That’s going to put less pressure on your spine.