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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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


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Why do I wake up with a sinus headache after sleeping with a fan on?

Why do I wake up with a sinus headache after sleeping with a fan on?

Humidifier: The fan could be reducing the humidity which in turn could give you a sinus headache. Consider using a humidifier at night. ...Read more

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Hello doctor, from past few days I am not able to sleep properly, which giving me headache at my workplace. Could you please help me out or advice me.

Hello doctor, from past few days I am not able to sleep properly, which giving me headache at my workplace. Could you please help me out or advice me.

See answer: Early awakening with difficulty falling back to sleep is a sign of depression. Difficulty falling asleep at bedtime is often due to excessive worrying over unresolved problems, real or imagined. Checklists on HT give advice
on insomnia. The following sites will be helpful> http://bit. Ly/1H64Naf and http://bit. Ly/1BBVVRw ...Read more

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I've had headaches while sleeping since having sinus surgery a yr. Ago. Getting up every 2 hrs. Gives me some relief. Why?

I've had headaches while sleeping since having sinus surgery a yr. Ago. Getting up every 2 hrs. Gives me some relief. Why?

Thoughts: Seems to me there may be 2 possibilities. 1) headache is not associated with sinus problem, but may be due to not getting enough oxygen while you are asleep. This can be due to sleep apnea and a sleep study is required to diagnose. Waking will improve oxygenation. 2) sinus issues have returned, but oxygenation still improved upon waking and breathing through mouth. Either way, evaluation needed ...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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Does going to sleep with wet hair give you headache or make you feel dizzy? Thank you.

Does going to sleep with wet hair give you headache or make you feel dizzy? Thank you.

Wet hair: None of the above - it however may give you a chill due to the wet hair and obviously a wet pillow but should in no way cause you to be dizzy or give you a headache. Probably NOT a good think to do since your pillow may absorb some of the water and depending on the material may cause a mold issue. Good luck ...Read more

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How can I combat the insomnia which prisitiq is giving me, tolerating pristiq (desvenlafaxine) quite well other than not sleeping much and headaches?

How can I combat the insomnia which prisitiq is giving me, tolerating pristiq (desvenlafaxine) quite well other than not sleeping much and headaches?

Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) insomnia: The first thing would be to make sure you switch the Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) to the morning. Then you could take trazodone 25-50 mg at bedtime. It is nonaddictive and does not cause weight gain. Make sure you practice good sleep hygiene. You can reference any one of dr. Heidi fowler's posts on this topic. Make sure your BP is not causing headaches. If anxiety is causing neckaches and headaches consider a temporary muscle relaxant or Buspar if it is coming from anxiety. ...Read more

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How come I wake up with a sinus headache after sleeping with a ceiling fan on?

How come I wake up with a sinus headache after sleeping with a ceiling fan on?

Couple possibilities: The ceiling fan may be drying out your nose and sinuses causing discomfort in the morning or possibly the fan is dusty or is blowing around allergens that are irritating you. ...Read more

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I have a pounding headache have taken tylenol (acetaminophen) forever, I go to sleep with one and wake up the same, I go to doctor and all she give me is more tylenol (acetaminophen), what can I do?

I have a pounding headache have taken tylenol (acetaminophen) forever, I go to sleep with one and wake up the same, I go to doctor and all she give me is more tylenol (acetaminophen), what can I do?

Headaches: Headaches can have many causes and can be very tricky to diagnose and treat. If you are not experiencing relief with your current treatment, you may want to see a doctor that specializes in headaches - usually a neurologist. Ask you doctor for a referral to someone they know and trust in your area. ...Read more

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Can I give my 3 year old dayquil? He has a headcold coughing sneezing runny nose headache and he's nit sleeping I have dayquil can I give him half a es

Can I give my 3 year old dayquil? He has a headcold coughing sneezing runny nose headache and he's nit sleeping I have dayquil can I give him half a es

Cold preparations: Over the counter cold medicines do not reduce symptoms enough to risk the side effects including changes in heart rate and blood pressure. Try humidifier, lots ofh liquids (chicken soup!) and ice pops. And see your doctor if he is very uncomfortable. Best of luck and get well soon! ...Read more

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Tooth aches on multiple teeth sometimes gives me head aches and trouble sleeping traveling atm so can see a dentist can I wait 2weeks without beingbad?

Tooth aches on multiple teeth sometimes gives me head aches and trouble sleeping traveling atm so can see a dentist can I wait 2weeks without beingbad?

Maybe, maybe not: Can you call your dentist and tell them your situation? I am sure they would be willing to start you on a prescription of antibiotics that would probably make it so you could make it through your travels without any worsening problems. Then you could do something definitive when you were back. ...Read more

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Could a broken sleep cause headaches?

Could a broken sleep cause headaches?

Definitely, yes: Headache is a common disorder and represents a major health problem both in the US and abroad. Although physicians, particularly family practitioners, treat many patients with persistent headaches, there are also many headache sufferers who have never consulted a physician. Frequently, their headaches are not resolved and it is not unusual for a headache to accompany with sleep disorders. ...Read more

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What causes headaches during sleep?

What causes headaches during sleep?

VARIES: Could be a variety of causes- grinding your teeth in your sleep, what you might have eaten or activities during the day, neck posture on your pillow/pillows, Do you get headaches any other time? If this is repetitive, see a Dr. And hopefully determine the triggers. ...Read more

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Why headache when you get too much sleep?

Why headache when you get too much sleep?

Nti-tss: I have had great success treating patients with migraine headaches. Nocturnal para-function, or night time tooth grinding /clenching is a major cause of migraine headaches. Find a dentist in your area that is familiar with the nti-tss night time appliance to help manage the outbreaks. Here is a website for you to learn more and find a dentist who may be able to help. Http://www. Nti-tss. Com. ...Read more

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Is it bad to sleep with a chronic headache?

Is it bad to sleep with a chronic headache?

Probably: If it is a chronic headache, going on for more than 2 weeks, not getting worse, no head trauma it is not bad to sleep with it. You must get evaluated by a physician to determine why you are having these headaches and make an appropriate diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have continuous headaches even during sleep?

I have continuous headaches even during sleep?

Sleep test: All of your symptoms may indicated sleep problems that can be life shortening or life threatening. While it may appear you have slept well, you may may have significant periods of apnea's and hypopnea's occurring. The only way to know if there are serious problems is with an overnight sleep test. I encourage you to seek help. ...Read more

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I have a headache. I can not take a rest and sleep.

I have a headache. I can not take a rest and sleep.

See provider: If the headache is so intense you can't rest or sleep then see provider soon ...Read more

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How to cure headaches that's causing me to not sleep?

How to cure headaches that's causing me to not sleep?

Many types: There are many types of headaches and which type will determine the type of treatment. Treatment can range from medications, physical therapy, oral appliances, injections, and acupuncture. I would suggest seeing a headache specialist or center for a diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What's the association between a child's sleep and headaches?

What's the association between a child's sleep and headaches?

See below: Lack of appropriate rest may increase the frequency or severity of headaches. ...Read more

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Can sleeping in a humid environment cause headaches and back pains?

It should not be: Sleeping in humid environment should not cause ha or back pains. Make sure you are properly covered especially if it gets cold. ...Read more

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Why when I'm sleeping and I get woken up on purpose I get a headache?

Why when I'm sleeping and I get woken up on purpose I get a headache?

Nonspecific: This is most likely a nonspecific muscle contraction reaction in the forehead which results in a headache. I doubt a severe rise in your blood pressure occurs when you're awoken suddenly. ...Read more

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What can be the cause of headache that does not go even after sleeping?

What can be the cause of headache that does not go even after sleeping?

I am sorry, can't: Diagnose headache type with this information. If you are having frequent or chronic headaches please see your physician or a neurologist to accurately determine which type of headache it is. ...Read more

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Wheb I sleep in the evening for 2 hours I geta headache for the past week. Is it viral?

Wheb I sleep in the evening for 2 hours I geta headache for the past week. Is it viral?

Anything: Headaches can come from fatigue, sleeping too much or too little, eye strain, sleep apnea, snoring, being dehydrated, having chronic sinusitis or allergies, too much caffeine or over the counter headache medication, high blood pressure or something more serious like a tumor. See your doctor and get checked. ...Read more

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I can't sleep until 4 am and then I wake up at 2pm. I have headaches all day. What can I do?

I can't sleep until 4 am and then I wake up at 2pm. I have headaches all day. What can I do?

Please consider: A sleep medicine consultation with polysomnogram to better understand your sleep problem. ...Read more