Causes of Morning Headaches
Mon, 8/06/2012 1:33 PM
Morning headaches are usually an infrequent, ordinary experience for all people, children or adults. This is pain in various parts of the head, not confined to just one area. Most headaches are minor, go away quickly and do not come back. However, because headaches can sometimes be clues to serious problems, they should never be ignored. If you are experiencing headaches as often as every week, you should talk with your doctor to rule out potential medical disorders as a cause.
Some common causes of morning headaches include but are not limited to:
According to WebMD, a study by a University of North Carolina sleep specialist provides some scientific evidence that good sleep habits can reduce the number of headaches and their severity.
Migraine sufferers who cleaned up their act reduced their headache frequency by 29% and their headache intensity by 40% compared with those who didn't change their sleep habits, Anne Calhoun, MD, reported at the 48th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Headache Society in Los Angeles.
If you suffer from morning headaches and you believe it may be Obstructive Sleep Apnea, consult your physician or contact the Methodist Sleep Disorders Center directly by calling 901-683-0044 to determine your best treatment option.
This information is provided by Methodist Healthcare and is not intended to replace the medical advice of your doctor or health care provider. Please consult your health care provider for advice about a specific medical condition.
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