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My husband smokes and drinks alcohol. when i go to sleep, i always get a headache. can the cause be the smell of smoking and drinking?

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In brief: Yes

Some people get headaches from smoke residue.
Not as likely from the smell of alcohol. To determine if you are sensitive to smoke residue, ask your husband to smoke outside the house and shower before bed. Is your husband's drinking a problem in other ways? Would he stop if you asked? If not, consider looking into support through Alanon or a counselor experienced with problem drinking.

In brief: Yes

Some people get headaches from smoke residue.
Not as likely from the smell of alcohol. To determine if you are sensitive to smoke residue, ask your husband to smoke outside the house and shower before bed. Is your husband's drinking a problem in other ways? Would he stop if you asked? If not, consider looking into support through Alanon or a counselor experienced with problem drinking.
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