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Headache from poor sleep? Why would sleeping few hours cause pain in the head?

Headache from poor sleep?  Why would sleeping few hours cause pain in the head?

Grt Q 4 NEURO, SLEEP: Thanks for your question. As ht chief of engagement, i know most of the top docs and will refer your q to the appropriate ones. Expect to see more answers, and don't hesitate to follow me. @drpam. ...Read more

Dr. Joseph Boland
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Difficulty Sleeping (Definition)

Many women complain that they have trouble sleeping when they are pregnant. Try not to eat just before bedtime. Consider taking a warm bath at bedtime to help you relax. As your abdomen gets bigger, you may want to lie on your side with a pillow under your abdomen and a pillow between ...Read more


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The top of my head feels like ice when i sleep which causes me a bad headache . Should i be worried ?

The top of my  head feels like ice when i sleep which causes me a bad headache . Should i be worried ?

Not yet: If you haven't experienced headaches before in your life, you should see a doctor to be sure your symptoms are not related to a more serious condition. There isn't a need to be worried now, especially if there are no other associated symptoms other than coldness. But since it is causing bad headaches it should be checked out. ...Read more

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Can hitting yourself a few times in the head hard cause immediate damage. I've been really tired sleeping a lot and feel out of it with headache?

Can hitting yourself a few times in the head hard cause  immediate damage. I've been really tired sleeping a lot and feel out of it with headache?

You should: have a neurologic exam....and possibly a head CT See your PCP as soon as practicable! Mild concussion is a definite possibility Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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What could be the cause of getting a huge headache while ur sleeping that the pain wakes u up & opening ur eyes or moving ur head the pain increases?

What could be the cause of getting a huge headache while ur sleeping that the pain wakes u up & opening ur eyes or moving ur head the pain increases?

Increased ICP : Increased intracranial pressure can happen when you are in a supine position. Many things can cause this. Please see a Specialist, like a Neurologist to be evaluated. ...Read more

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What could cause a bad headache in front of head that is still there next morning after good night sleep? Head CT neg and not a migraine.

What could cause a bad headache in front of head that is still there next morning after good night sleep? Head CT neg and not a migraine.

Hypnic headache?: Hypnic headache hypnic headache is predominantly seen in the elderly patients. However, younger patients and even children might also suffer from hypnic headache. Headache attacks usually last between 15 and 180?minutes, but some patients report headache attacks up to 10 hours. Almost all patients report motor activity during headache. Please consult a neurologist who specializes in headaches. There are over 2000 different causes for headaches. There are approximately 10 different causes for frontal headaches alone. ...Read more

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I have 24/7 headache in forehead. Dr said tension. MRI was clean. I sleep with fan in my face all night. Could it be the cause or making worse?

I have 24/7 headache in forehead. Dr said tension. MRI was clean. I sleep with fan in my face all night. Could it be the cause or making worse?

Persistent headache : Does it occur in cold weather too? Does it go away with tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen? Do you have stuffy nose or nasal allergies? Is your B/P ok, did have an eye exam lately? I don't think the fan has anything to do with it. Try to sleep without the fan one night & see what happens may be it dry your nasal mucosa, use aline nose drops before bed time. If they persisted consult a neurologist . Good luck ...Read more

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I get a headache whenever I am taking a nap and someone or something wakes me abruptly from my sleep. Pain is unilateral around 1 eye may or may not be short lived. I have to sleep. What causes this?

I get a headache whenever I am taking a nap and someone or something wakes me abruptly from my sleep. Pain is unilateral around 1 eye may or may not be short lived. I have to sleep. What causes this?

Muscle contraction: Sudden awakening may cause abrupt contraction and tension in the forehead musculature resulting in a headache which may be dull rather than sharp and shooting. Taking Tylenol (acetaminophen) may help relieve it. If you have further concerns about headaches, a neurologist is best qualified to evaluate,advise and treat you. ...Read more

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My wife has muscle tension, tension headache, difficulty sleeping and nervousness. A doctor prescribed me orfidal and now another doctor recommended I?

My wife has muscle tension, tension headache, difficulty sleeping and nervousness. A doctor prescribed me orfidal and now another doctor recommended I?

Magnesium is one: possible help for headaches. Please see your doc to rule out medical conditions. Stress management is another tool, like using the Relaxation Response. See www.relaxationresponse.org Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I've had a really bad headache for 3 weeks now it leaves for not mor than a hour i'm not sleeping much due to pain it's at front of my head?

I've had a really bad headache for 3 weeks now it leaves for not mor than a hour i'm not sleeping much due to pain it's at front of my head?

Sinusitis?: You may have a congested frontal sinus. The frontal sinus is in the forehead area, above the eyebrows. It can become congested, along with the other sinus cavities. Treatment would be a decongestant such as sudafed and maybe an antibiotic. Try this treatment first and then seek medical advice if there is no relief. ...Read more

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After crying for like two hours, my head is hurting me so badly that i can't sleep. What should I do for the headache ?

After crying for like two hours, my head is hurting me so badly that i can't sleep. What should I do for the headache ?

Consider taking: Tylenol (acetaminophen). Breath in slowly ; deeply through your nostrils. Fill your lungs with air (but not to the point of discomfort). Hold for a count of five then slowly begin to exhale through an open mouth. Repeat at least 12 times, longer if you need to. ...Read more

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Banged my head few hours ago felt sick went to sleep woke up have burning sensation on the side were i hit it got a headache fell bit dazed?

Banged my head few hours ago felt sick went to sleep woke up have burning sensation on the side were i hit it got a headache fell bit dazed?

ER: Any change in headache severity or quality after a significant head injury, and particularly if the head injury CAUSED you to go to sleep, is reason to seek urgent medical evaluation. Again, if you have a headache, and not just pain where you hit your head, that is worsening, please go to the ER. ...Read more

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I hit my head off a pipe in the basement about two hours ago I have a mild headache, there was swelling but I applied ice is it ok to sleep?

I hit my head off a pipe in the basement about two hours ago I have a mild headache, there was swelling but I applied ice is it ok to sleep?

Not sure: Is it a normal time for you to sleep or do you feel tired/groggy because you bumped your head? The risk is that with brain injury and concussion, the respiratory center in the brain can become compromised and staying awake long enough to seek medical care is thus important. It is unlikely, however, that you hit it hard enough to cause concussion or internal bleed. No way to know without an exam ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have a headache on one side of your head for hours ? And it's hurts your eyes a bit and i tried to sleep it off didn't work

What does it mean when you have a headache on one side of your head for hours ? And it's hurts your eyes a bit and i tried to sleep it off didn't work

Migraine: This is migraine; some tips: sleep hygiene = 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep every night. Smoking cessation. Adequate hydration, at least 64 ounces of water each day. Moderation of caffeine intake, less than 5 cups coffee per day. Stress reduction. Riboflavin 400 mg/day, and/or magnesium oxide 400-800 mg/day. Yoga, gentle stretching, massage, meditation. Hope this helps, good luck! ...Read more

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About an hour ago I smashed the back of my head on the corner of my bedside cabinet.. There is no blood just a headache & lump. When can I sleep?

About an hour ago I smashed the back of my head on the corner of my bedside cabinet.. There is no blood just a headache & lump. When can I sleep?

Several hours: I would see how you feel over the next couple of hours. Generally speaking, if you were not knocked out, have no memory loss or confusion and are not vomiting, then you are safe to sleep. If you experience any of those symptoms or the headache gets worse, then you should go to the ER or urgent care for evaluation. ...Read more

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Tripped, hit top of head on brick wall 4 hours ago. Mild headache, some neck soreness, no bump. Iced it. How long to watch? Okay to sleep?

Tripped, hit top of head on brick wall 4 hours ago. Mild headache, some neck soreness, no bump. Iced it. How long to watch? Okay to sleep?

CHI: Watch for 24 hrs. Sleep with your head elevated. If you feel sleepy inspire of trying to stay awake go to the emergency room and get evaluated. I would try to stay awake for the first 8-12 hrs. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more