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Do you have to have tension for a while before you have a tension headache? Is it possible to wake up with a "tension" headache?
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Dr. Gamal Boutros
Neurology
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In brief: No
You do not have to have tension tension headache is common but difficult to find good criteria, usually have some muscle tightness in neck, scalp and some psychological factor , mild and bilateral, no nausea, or sensitivity to light.

In brief: No
You do not have to have tension tension headache is common but difficult to find good criteria, usually have some muscle tightness in neck, scalp and some psychological factor , mild and bilateral, no nausea, or sensitivity to light.
Dr. Gamal Boutros
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Dr. Thomas Byrnes
it is possible to wake up with a tension headache if you are a 'clencher'. Do you grind your teeth at night? A mouth guard, self hypnosis or biofeedback might help.
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