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Is it normal to have an headache when I wake up every morning?

12 doctors weighed in
Aaron Stupple
General Practice
8 doctors agree

In brief: No

Headaches on waking in the morning are more worrisome than headaches that have some sort of identifiable cause, like certain foods or activities.
Especially concerning is a headache that wakes a person up from sleeping or one that improves from sitting up. This is something that you should have evaluated by a physician.

In brief: No

Headaches on waking in the morning are more worrisome than headaches that have some sort of identifiable cause, like certain foods or activities.
Especially concerning is a headache that wakes a person up from sleeping or one that improves from sitting up. This is something that you should have evaluated by a physician.
Aaron Stupple
Aaron Stupple
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Dr. Patrick Melder
If you snore... Headaches in the morning may be an indication of sleep apnea as well. Best to be checked.
Marianne DiNapoli
Obstetrics & Gynecology
4 doctors agree

In brief: No.

Someone with headaches every morning should consider seeing their primary care physician about this problem. Though the headaches can be caused by a benign problem, there is a chance that the cause could be more serious, and a doctor should evaluate the headaches.

In brief: No.

Someone with headaches every morning should consider seeing their primary care physician about this problem. Though the headaches can be caused by a benign problem, there is a chance that the cause could be more serious, and a doctor should evaluate the headaches.
Marianne DiNapoli
Marianne DiNapoli
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Dr. Christopher Coller
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

First of all, do you have a carbon monoxide detector? Otherwise, poor sleep due to apnea, allergies, circadian rhythm disorder, or other causes may lead to morning headaches.

In brief: No

First of all, do you have a carbon monoxide detector? Otherwise, poor sleep due to apnea, allergies, circadian rhythm disorder, or other causes may lead to morning headaches.
Dr. Christopher Coller
Dr. Christopher Coller
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Dr. Ramon Garcia-septien
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

No go to check you bp.

In brief: No

No go to check you bp.
Dr. Ramon Garcia-septien
Dr. Ramon Garcia-septien
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Dr. John Chiu
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: No

I agree with the issues from the other doctor. One other factor to consider is teeth grinding while asleep.
Consult your dentist if your teeth are being ground down or getting cracked.

In brief: No

I agree with the issues from the other doctor. One other factor to consider is teeth grinding while asleep.
Consult your dentist if your teeth are being ground down or getting cracked.
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu
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Dr. Satinder Aggarwal
Internal Medicine

In brief: No

Migraine sufferers can wake up with headaches.
Excessive sleep, lack of sleep, caffeine withdrawl in morning, alcohol hangover can cause headaches.It is always advisable to discuss these headaches with your physician so that you donot miss any serious underlying problems.

In brief: No

Migraine sufferers can wake up with headaches.
Excessive sleep, lack of sleep, caffeine withdrawl in morning, alcohol hangover can cause headaches.It is always advisable to discuss these headaches with your physician so that you donot miss any serious underlying problems.
Dr. Satinder Aggarwal
Dr. Satinder Aggarwal
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