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is it bad to sleep with a headache

A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julio Bordas
36 years experience Family Medicine
Probably: If it is a chronic headache, going on for more than 2 weeks, not getting worse, no head trauma it is not bad to sleep with it. You must get evaluated ... Read More

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
No problem: If your headache is insufficient to interfere with sleep, then you will do not harm in sleeping and probably will awaken with no headache.
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
34 years experience Neurosurgery
Headaches: The ongoing headaches for a week warrant medical attention. Some of the common causes in a 50-year-old person include arthritis or a herniated disc in ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerry Baskerville
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
Gas!: It depends on whether your heat source is gas or electric. If gas then don't use the heater until it is checked. Monoxide can be deadly. Wish you well ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Chronicity: Headaches that long that are worsening should be seen by a doctor. Avoid triggers like excessive caffeine intake, smoking, excess stress, etc. Many ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Be evaluated: Morning headaches need to be evaluated. It may be related to sleeping but an exam would help to rule out other problems. All the best.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Migraine: The headache classification committee defines migraine as an idiopathic recurring headache disorder with attacks lasting 4 to 72 hours (if untreated o ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Onset insomnia: Anxiety or stress can lead to insomnia. Most cases of short-term cases of anxiety and insomnia are treated with a class of compounds known as anxiolyt ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
?migraine: Loads of meds and OTC remedies for migraine prevention but need to know if indeed that is correct diagnosis Your doctor should be able to sort this ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Related or not?: There are lots of possibilities here, all of which can be addressed by a physical exam and appropriate testing. Migraines for example can affect both ... Read More
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