Morning headaches can occur for a variety of reasons. You may experience one once in a while after a poor night’s sleep or when experiencing stress, or you may experience them regularly. Early morning headaches may be the result of a change in your body physiology.
- 1 Why does my head hurt when I stretch in the morning?
- 2 How can I stop waking up with a headache?
- 3 Is it normal for a headache to wake you up?
- 4 Where is an aneurysm headache located?
- 5 Why do I get a pounding headache when I stretch?
- 6 Can my pillow cause headaches?
- 7 Why do I have a sore back when I wake up?
- 8 Can dehydration cause morning headaches?
- 9 What is Nummular headache?
- 10 What is Hypnic headache?
- 11 What sleeping position is best for headaches?
- 12 Are there any warning signs of a brain aneurysm?
- 13 How do I know if my headache is an aneurysm?
- 14 What does a brain bleed headache feel like?
Why does my head hurt when I stretch in the morning?
When you exercise, or exert yourself physically, the muscles of the head, neck, and scalp need more blood to circulate. This causes the blood vessels to dilate, which can lead to a condition called exertional headaches.
How can I stop waking up with a headache?
Practice good sleep hygiene by going to bed and waking up at the same time each day. Use your bed only for sleeping and not for other activities, such as watching TV. Avoid heavy meals and stimulants, such as alcohol, close to bedtime. Reduce screen time at night.
Is it normal for a headache to wake you up?
Hypnic headache is a rare type of headache. It only occurs when you are sleeping and will cause you to wake up. It is often referred to as ‘alarm clock’ headache because it happens at the same time several nights of the week. Some people experience it every night.
Where is an aneurysm headache located?
Headaches. Pain above or behind the eyes. Numbness, usually in your face. Weakness.
Why do I get a pounding headache when I stretch?
People may develop a headache after exercising for a variety of reasons. Dehydration, exercising in heat or at high altitudes, or muscle tension can all lead to headaches after exercise. In some cases, an underlying condition could be causing a headache after exercising.
Can my pillow cause headaches?
Pillows that are too high can cause the head and neck to round forward adding tension to the suboccipital neck muscles. Too much tension in these muscles may result in you waking up with a headache or developing a headache in the morning once you’ve gotten out of bed.
Why do I have a sore back when I wake up?
If you notice back pain every morning, your sleeping posture could be the culprit. Poor sleeping positions can put pressure on your spine, causing its natural curve to flatten. This can also cause back strain and uncomfortable pressure on your joints.
Can dehydration cause morning headaches?
An imbalance of fluid and electrolytes in the body can result in a dehydration headache. When your body is dehydrated, your brain may temporarily contract or shrink from fluid loss. This causes the brain to pull away from the skull, causing pain and resulting in a headache.
What is Nummular headache?
Also called coin-shaped headache, nummular headache is characterized by small circumscribed areas of continuous pain on the head [1-3]. Nummular headaches are generally of mild to moderate intensity and confined to a round or elliptical unchanging area 2 to 6 cm in diameter.
What is Hypnic headache?
Hypnic headaches are a rare type of headache that occurs during sleep and wakes the person up, which is why they’ve earned the nickname “alarm-clock headaches2”. The pain can keep people up for at least 15 minutes, if not longer. People who experience hypnic headaches typically have them several times a week.
What sleeping position is best for headaches?
If you struggle from migraines, as above, make sure you’re sleeping on your back or on your side. They’re the best positions, generally speaking, to support your body through sleep sans pain.
Are there any warning signs of a brain aneurysm?
- Sudden, extremely severe headache.
- Nausea and vomiting.
- Stiff neck.
- Blurred or double vision.
- Sensitivity to light.
- A drooping eyelid.
- Loss of consciousness.
How do I know if my headache is an aneurysm?
Aneurysm Symptoms Summary Sudden and severe headache, often described as “the worst headache of my life” Nausea/vomiting. Stiff neck. Blurred or double vision.
What does a brain bleed headache feel like?
Brain bleed symptoms may include: Sudden or severe headache. Weakness, tingling or numbness in the arms or legs (often on one side)