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I don't get anyosleep at night and its starting to beclme a headache. I toss and turn allight long and i wake up?

I don't get anyosleep at night and its starting to beclme a headache. I toss and turn allight long and i wake up?

Sleep deprived: What are you doing before you go to bed? You may be over stimulating yourself by texting, reading worry, etc an hour or so before bed try to relax by listening to soft music, take a walk or other relaxing activityas a last resort you can try taking melatonin. ...Read more

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Headache (Definition)

Also called cephalalgia, is pain anywhere in the region of the head or neck, & can be a symptom of a number of conditions affecting those areas. It originates from pain-sensitive structures such as cranium, muscles, nerves, vessels, subcutaneous tissues, eyes, ears, sinuses & mucous membranes. It is non-specific symptom & can be primary such as tension ha, or secondary ...Read more


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A headache wakes me up at night, why?

Migraine or cluster: If your headaches are intermittent i.E with hours or days of headache free period then you are likely having cluster or migraine headaches. See a neurologist. ...Read more

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Please what causes one to wake up sometime at night with a severe frontal headache. Thank you.?

Please what causes one to wake up sometime at night with a severe frontal headache. Thank you.?

Worrisome...: If a headache is bad enough to awaken you from your sleep, or is very severe, whether frontal or other part of scalp (there are no pain fibers in the brain!), you must see your physician. Most presume a headache is just a headache. But if never evaluated/worked up for causes, particularly if pattern changes, or become more severe, it needs to be. Must rule out brain tumor. If no cause found, rx. ...Read more

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Headaches wake me up at night and persists during the day. Have had frequent headaches for many years. Reason to worry?

Headaches wake me up at night and persists during the day. Have had frequent headaches for many years. Reason to worry?

Worry? No-Treat? Yes: Headaches waking you up persistently at night may be any number of things from tension type to migraine and there are others. Your use of the words "many years" suggests that these are likely benign (though i'm certain painful and perhaps even debilitating). Therefore, should you be worried? I would say likely not...But i suggest a good headache specialist to get you treated on back to yourself. ...Read more

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When i take a Benadryl at night before i go to bed why do I always wake up with a horrific headache that lasts for about 45 min?

When i take a Benadryl at night before i go to bed why do I always wake up with a horrific headache that lasts for about 45 min?

Known side effect: Benadryl can cause headache in certain patients (mechanism unknown). If you are taking Benadryl at night to help you get to sleep, I have had many patients do well taking melatonin (3 mg - over the counter) instead. ...Read more

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I have been having sever headaches that seem to start from dreaming they wake me up at night and cannot get back to sleep cause of the pain?

I have been having sever headaches that seem to start from dreaming they wake me up at night and cannot get back to sleep cause of the pain?

See below: Few disorders can present as such, one of which is sleep apnea (as you wake up from rem sleep w/ headaches) this is especially true if you snore, gasp or choke for breath at night, have a dry mouth, night time reflux, ;/or daytime sleepiness. In that case, an eval. By a sleep doctor is recommended. Otherwise if you have other symptoms, a neurologist can eval. You for other causes of your headaches. ...Read more

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I run cool mist humidifier and air purifier at night but i wake up every morning with a headache. Do you have any ideas why? Thank you

I run cool mist humidifier and air purifier at night but i wake up every morning with a headache. Do you have any ideas why? Thank you

As an allergist,: I cringe a little when I hear about humidifiers because they are ripe for biofilms (colonization by bacteria and fungi). If it helps you, please clean it thoroughly and regularly with bleach. Sensitivities to fungus can be a cause of chronic rhinitis and it may be your trigger. Other benign causes of morning headaches include snoring/sleep apnea, migraine, grinding teeth/TMJ pain, poor sleep etc ...Read more

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How can I stop grinding my teeth at night? I grind my teeth at night, and sometimes wake up with a sore jaw or headache in the morning. How can I stop? .

How can I stop grinding my teeth at night? I grind my teeth at night, and sometimes wake up with a sore jaw or headache in the morning. How can I stop?


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Snoring?: Do you also snore loudly and/or are you excessively tired during the day? If you have either, or bothnof these other symptoms don't just get a night guard. She a sleep physician and get tested for osa. Upper night guards have been shown to make osa worse. ...Read more

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