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A 29-year-old member asked:

Is it normal to have an headache when i wake up every morning?

5 doctor answers11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Marianne DiNapoli
Dr. Marianne DiNapolianswered
Obstetrics and Gynecology 9 years experience
No.: Someone with headaches every morning should consider seeing their primary care physician about this problem. Though the headaches can be caused by a benign problem, there is a chance that the cause could be more serious, and a doctor should evaluate the headaches.
Dr. Aaron Stupple
Dr. Aaron Stuppleanswered
General Practice 10 years experience
No: Headaches on waking in the morning are more worrisome than headaches that have some sort of identifiable cause, like certain foods or activities. Especially concerning is a headache that wakes a person up from sleeping or one that improves from sitting up. This is something that you should have evaluated by a physician.
Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 28 years experience
If you snore... Headaches in the morning may be an indication of sleep apnea as well. Best to be checked.
Oct 28, 2011
Dr. Christopher Coller
Family Medicine 14 years experience
No: First of all, do you have a carbon monoxide detector? Otherwise, poor sleep due to apnea, allergies, circadian rhythm disorder, or other causes may lead to morning headaches.
Dr. Satinder Aggarwal
Internal Medicine 50 years experience
No: Migraine sufferers can wake up with headaches.Excessive sleep, lack of sleep, caffeine withdrawl in morning, alcohol hangover can cause headaches.It is always advisable to discuss these headaches with your physician so that you donot miss any serious underlying problems.
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 58 years experience
No: I agree with the issues from the other doctor. One other factor to consider is teeth grinding while asleep. Consult your dentist if your teeth are being ground down or getting cracked.

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Last updated Jan 27, 2017

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