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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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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

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