Do you suffer headaches or migraines while flying on commercial aircraft? The cause may surprise you. Ever since the 1950s commercial aircraft have featured pressurized cabins. During flight, these pressurized cabins maintain a higher pressure inside the plane than outside, … Continue reading Extreme pressure change in commercial aircraft responsible for headaches, migraine
Pressurized cabins were first introduced on commercial aircraft with the British de Havilland Comet in 1949. The pressurized cabin allowed passengers and crew for the first time to fly at higher, more efficient altitudes while reducing the effects of altitude sickness and … Continue reading Trivia: why are aircraft windows round and not square?
Computer use is necessary in most professions. Consequently, managing your symptoms in front of a computer display is often required before you can return to meaningful productivity. Headaches, deficits in visual processing and other symptoms vary widely between individuals. As such, … Continue reading Computer displays: finding a display compatible with you
Many people struggle with the effects of exposure to computer displays. It can be especially troublesome when computer work is an integral part of earning an income. As covered in our Intro to visual stressors, brightness of these displays acts … Continue reading Screen dimming utilities for Windows
In 2011, Japanese researchers studied 28 migraine patients (full text here) living within 10 km of the Utsunomiya Meteorological Observatory in Japan to investigate whether atmospheric pressure may contribute to migraine symptoms. These researchers found that frequency of migraine worsened when atmospheric pressure … Continue reading Japanese researchers find correlation between changes in atmospheric pressure and migraines
After a lengthy delay our website upgrades are mostly complete! The following are some of the improvements you’ll see, and some you might not notice right away: darker appearance less likely to aggravate symptoms; speed has been vastly improved by … Continue reading Website upgrades nearing completion