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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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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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Treating Headaches (Checklist)

Watch for events that trigger headaches
60 Min, Daily for 4 Weeks
See your doctor
Once
Watch for food reactions
60 Min, Daily for 4 Weeks
See a dentist about your headaches
Once
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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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Treating Headaches (Checklist)

Use OTC acetaminophen or ibuprofen to help with the pain
Daily
Keep a headache diary about duration of headaches and triggers
Daily
Let your doctor know if your headache is waking you up at night
Once
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Treating Headaches (Checklist)

Go to bed and awaken at the same time daily
once
Exercise daily
once
Limit caffeine consumption to 2 cups each day
once
Avoid use of more than 24 analgesics per month
once
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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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