Working from home can be amazing - you don’t have to worry about getting dressed every morning, you save up money on transportation, and you get to enjoy the comfort of your home. But, it is not always as lovely as it sounds.
Working from home can cause and trigger migraines for people who are already vulnerable to them. According to Dr. Juliana VanderPluym, people who have reported work-from-home benefits don’t have to deal with the harsh office lighting and are not subjected to sitting inside a cubicle all day long. On the other hand, however, people have also reported that their migraines have gotten worse.
Here are some ways working from home might cause you to experience more migraines than usual.
1. Having No Routine
While going to the office wasn’t your favorite part of your day, you can’t deny that it gave you a routine to follow, and now when you are working at home, you basically swing it. Working at an office means that you finish your due work in an allotted period of time, and then you go home. But working from home almost occupies your entire day from the morning till night. So a quick fix to this trigger would be to bring routine back into your life.
2. Increased Screen Time
There is no denying that increased screen time can cause migraines but, now that you are home and spending a good amount of time in front of the screen and then you de-stress by watching some TV or Netflix, you are increasing your screen time which is leading you to deal with migraines more frequently.
3. Bad Lighting
Just because your room is well-lit doesn’t mean it has the right lighting for you. People who suffer from migraines report that sunlight is one of their biggest triggers and often spending an increased amount of time in the sun causes migraines. Similarly, if you are facing sunlight continuously even in your home, it can lead to you having to deal with an easily-avoidable migraine.
4. Too Many Distractions
Do you have kids at the house or do your folks like watching the TV with volume to the max? These distractions can often break your train of thought and hinder your concentration, making it hard for you to focus. It is important for anyone, especially people who have stressful jobs, to introduce ground rules for their family and maintain a quiet and peaceful environment while working at the very least.
These are the certain things that might be causing your migraines but the good thing is that they can be easily fixed.