Is Technology Triggering Your Migraines?

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Is Technology Triggering Your Migraines?

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Headaches and migraines can cause symptoms such as light and sound sensitivity, nausea and vomiting, and severe head pain. For some, too much screen time can trigger these kinds of headaches.

If you spend a lot of time behind a screen, we’ve put together a few tips on how to minimize technology-related headaches and how to find relief from your symptoms.

How Technology Can Be a Trigger for Migraines

There are many reasons why technology, such as your phone or laptop screen, can trigger headaches and migraines. Three of the most common reasons are:

  • Bright lights: If you work in a space with a lot of natural sunlight or harsh indoor lighting and you are also using a screen with bright lights, this over-illumination can trigger a headache.
  • Eyestrain: If you don’t keep enough distance between your eyes and the screen, your eye muscles will have a hard time adjusting. This constant eyestrain can lead to a headache or migraine.
  • Poor posture: Another common headache or migraine trigger is maintaining poor posture when using technology. If you are hunched in front of your monitor, for example, you are putting a lot of strain on your cervical neck and body.

Tips to Reduce Technology Headaches

Here are a few tips to try out to reduce your chances of suffering from a technology headache:

  • Reduce screen brightness and glare: Try adjusting both the brightness and contrast settings on your screen. You can also try using a glare filter or blue light filtering glasses for additional protection.
  • Follow the “20-20-20” rule: For every 20 minutes that you spend staring at a screen, take a 20-second break and look at something 20 feet away.
  • Maintain good posture: Make sure your workstation is set up in a way that promotes good posture. For example, you want your screen to be about 20-25 inches away from your eyes and you want to sit up straight while keeping your feet flat on the floor.
  • Take breaks: Every so often, stand up and step away from your screen for a quick break. You can stretch, walk around or practice some posture exercises before heading back to work.

Alleviate Technology Headaches Fast With IV Therapy

Here at Rocky Mountain IV Medics, our IV therapy can help whenever a headache or migraine hits. Our Myers’ Cocktail contains a blend of vitamins and hydration to help alleviate symptoms ranging from nausea to throbbing pain. Depending on how severe your symptoms are, we can also add nausea and pain medication.

Our Myers’ Cocktail IV solution for headaches and migraines can include the following ingredients:

  • Vitamin B complex and B12
  • Magnesium
  • Toradol (ketorolac)
  • Zofran (ondansetron)

Schedule an Appointment With Rocky Mountain IV Medics and Find Relief From Your Screen Headache

If you are dealing with headaches or migraines from excessive screen usage, you don’t need to wait any longer to find relief from your symptoms. When you contact our team of paramedics at Rocky Mountain IV Medics, we’ll send someone out to your home, office or hotel within the hour. One of our paramedics will evaluate your symptoms, assess your vital signs and recommend an IV.

To schedule your IV therapy session today, reach out to us online.

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