The American Academy of Neurology published its annual report on neurology on Monday, with the first two brain-based research findings highlighting the importance of maintaining a healthy balance between the two.
“It is a very simple, but powerful rule of thumb,” said Dr. Daniela V. R. Dube, chief of neurology at Yale University.
“When you have a headache or dizziness or a stroke, you want to get to bed as soon as possible and go to sleep as soon the next day.
If you don’t, you are more likely to wake up and experience a relapse.”
That’s a very strong message, said Dr: Michael J. Pimentel, director of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.
“The number one rule of the day is to keep the head and neck straight,” he said.
“If you have to make a decision, go for it.
Don’t try to walk around, if you can.”
The report also notes that people with chronic pain can experience “sudden and dramatic fluctuations in body temperature” and that “brain waves, which are often associated with mood disorders, may shift from a neutral state to an agitated state.”
The study was published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
More to come.