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Oversleeping = day long headaches, different from my migraines. Throb from base of skull into temples. Worse sitting, bending over, lying down. DDX?

Oversleeping = day long headaches, different from my migraines. Throb from base of skull into temples. Worse sitting, bending over, lying down. DDX?

See a dr. Asap: Your symptoms can possibly be caused by a number of factors. You may need a thorough history, exam and some type of daily diary (noting food/beverage intake, activities, pain, meds, supplements, etc.)

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


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5 hrs sleep= easy to wake but not refreshed. 7+= headaches, oversleeping, coma like. Worse with Trileptal (for bipolar). Blood sugar crashing @ night?

5 hrs sleep= easy to wake but not refreshed. 7+= headaches, oversleeping, coma like. Worse with Trileptal (for bipolar). Blood sugar crashing @ night?

Blood sugar: Possible. One quick way to tell - don't eat any refined carbs (bread, regular potatoes, etc.) for dinner. At bedtime, have a snack of some celery and peanut butter. The peanut butter "burns slowly" in your body. If you feel better in the A.M. - that was it! You should also have a fasting Insulin checked in the A.M. To see if you are "hyperinsulinemic." that could mimic what you describe.

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Any home remedy for headache due to oversleeping? Is hot compress works?

Any home remedy for headache due to oversleeping? Is hot compress works?

Headache from: Oversleeping is a symptom, not the real issue. Please see your doc to find out why you are oversleeping. It may be physical or psychological in origin. Peace and good health.

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1 week ago I had low back, stomach, chest heaviness. Now I only have chest heaviness. Headache too now/oversleeping as well. Not preg/maybe medicine?

1 week ago I had low back, stomach, chest heaviness. Now I only have chest heaviness. Headache too now/oversleeping as well. Not preg/maybe medicine?

Need more info: You did not list your current medications so don't know if they are causing your symptoms. When was last menses? what type of birth control do you use? What other symptoms are you having? Any fever? any nausea or vomiting or diarrhea? Are you a smoker? Are you having unprotected sex? In order to help you, need more information, Recommend see MD for evaluation and workup

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~once monthly I'm uber tired and oversleep, awakening w/awful, throbbing headache @back of skull. Worse lying down or moving around. Is this migraine?

~once monthly I'm uber tired and oversleep, awakening w/awful, throbbing headache @back of skull. Worse lying down or moving around. Is this migraine?

Arousal headaches: If you also have nausea probably is but is triggered by other things maybe sleep disordered breathing. There is a slight chance of tumor but need neurological examination to be of better help. Any projectile vomiting?

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What should I do if I get a headache from sleeping too much during the day?

What should I do if I get a headache from sleeping too much during the day?

Regulate schedule: Work on regulating your sleep schedule. Rise at the same time and sleep at the same time. Limit naps to 20 minutes. You can take a non steroid antiinflammatory as needed for a daytime headache, just keep in mind that rebound headaches can occur with this if used chronically!

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Why do I tend to get headaches when sleeping too much?

Why do I tend to get headaches when sleeping too much?

See your doctor: Having recurring illness is troubling. In order to achieve a specific and correct doagnosis with symptoms like this, you'll need to visit your doctor. Only after a face-to-face evaluation will he/she be able to properly diagnose and treat you.

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I always had headache after sleeping too much on the weekend. And also during sleep I always grind my teeth. Is it normal?

Options: Do you also grind your teeth at night? Clenching occurs during the day. A lot depends on the the history and diagnosis that you have received for your tmj/tmd. An oral mouthpiece may be indicated, but there are many types and often are constructed based upon diagnosis.

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Is oversleeping actually bad for you?

Is oversleeping actually bad for you?

Sleep disorders: Long sleep is associated with more health problems and may be partly due to sleep disorders.

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When is it considered "oversleeping"?

When is it considered "oversleeping"?

Oversleeping: When you sleep more than the average time you need to feel refreshed and functional.

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What are the hazards of oversleeping?

What are the hazards of oversleeping?

Worse health: Most people need 7-8 hours of sleep (some need up to 9 and some may get by with 6). Spending more time in bed makes it harder to fall asleep and stay asleep, may make you more tired, and there is evidence that people who spend too much or too little time in bed are less healthy and have higher death rates. There are some disorders (such as idiopathic hypersomnia) that increase need for sleep.

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How to stop oversleeping on the weekends?

How to stop oversleeping on the weekends?

Over sleeping: Week end over sleeping is commonly related to sleep debt from preceding days or to circadian rhythm.

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What could cause persistant oversleeping?

What could cause persistant oversleeping?

Several causes: Most people need 7-8 hours in bed, with some needing 6-9 hours. Retired people may spend more time in bed, and then sleep worse and may be more tired. Idiopathic hypersomnia may increase need for sleep beyond 10 hours. Some people are naturally long sleepers.

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What are some of the effects of oversleeping?

Feeling badly: Oversleeping can make you feel lethargic, tired, fatigued with a headache. It can also make you crave high calorie foods.

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Is it normal to a 8 month old infact oversleeping?

Sleeping issues: The normal amount of sleep in an 8 month old is about 13-14 hours/day, give or take. They usually take a nap in A.M. And one in the P.M. About an hour long. When you refer to oversleeping, it would be nice to know what you exactly mean by that.

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Dr. Corey Clay
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Sleeping Too Much (Definition)

Sleeping too much = hypersomnia = increased amount of sleep (to an undesired amount). This can include lengthy nighttime sleep, daytime sleep that was not planned & difficulty staying ...Read more