How Do You Treat Migraine Caused by Sleep Disorders?
There is a chance that an unidentified sleep disorder may be the root cause of your migraines. You are not alone. Visit us and speak with one of our doctors if you suffer from migraines and sleep issues. We will treat the underlying cause of your migraines and help you overcome them. To schedule an appointment, call Koala® Centers For Sleep & TMJ Disorders or go online. We have convenient locations across the U.S. in Bloomington IL, Peoria/Dunlap IL, Mishawaka IN, Kansas City MO, El Paso TX, and Wausau WI.
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Waking up with a migraine can ruin your whole day, leaving you feeling drained and tired, not to mention in a great deal of pain. There are multiple factors that could be contributing to a morning migraine. The amount of sleep that you get at night or lack thereof could be a factor in your morning migraines.
It’s reported that over 50% of people who report morning migraines also suffer from insomnia. Sleeping less than 6 hours a night can be a trigger as well. Grinding teeth during sleep as well as snoring are also huge contributing factors to the condition.
Natural hormone levels are lowest in the morning, which makes the body more likely to experience pain first thing in the morning, making a migraine much more uncomfortable. If someone is currently being medicated for pain, by the time morning arrives the medication has already begun to wear off and loses its effects, causing a greater level of intensity.
Caffeine consumption can be a factor as well because as the caffeine wears off it can create a withdrawal affect in the body, manifesting as a migraine. Dehydration is a leading cause too, so increasing water intake throughout the day and before bed is always a good idea.
Having a migraine at night can feel like its own disorder, but some sleep disorders can cause migraines as well. Conditions such as sleep apnea are a major interference with the body’s natural ability to pull in oxygen while sleeping, causing a whole slew of disorders; migraines being a very common one. Grinding teeth is a widely reported factor as well because grinding the teeth during sleep causes a great deal of pressure and discomfort in the jaw and mouth, which can easily spread up into the rest of the skull. Insomnia is largely reported as a cause of waking up with migraines as well. The less sleep the body gets, the more likely a migraine is to develop in the morning.
While suffering from a migraine you’re not in the right state of mind. Feelings of anxiety and uncertainty may arise when trying to sleep, making the whole process much more stressful and can even cause your migraine to get worse.
Experts say that the best cure for a migraine is to get more sleep; so yes, sleeping with a migraine is safe. The more regular and good quality sleep a person gets, significantly reduces the frequency and severity of migraine headaches.
The main trigger for migraines is sleep deprivation, followed by dehydration. While it is true that sleeping too much can also result in migraines, it is still advisable to drink plenty of water throughout the day and keep a glass next to your bed at night. But only you can decide how much sleep is too much because no one knows your body as well as you do.
Getting adequate sleep is one of the best ways to prevent migraines. But, what happens if you’re already asleep and get one? How do you fix it? A number of prevention methods can be utilized during the day in order to prevent the migraine from happening in the first place.
Proper posture is very important, especially in our laptop and screen-oriented lives. Make sure that you’re using good posture and positioning while typing and texting. When sleeping, make sure you have proper neck and back support too.
Migraines may also result from stress. Before bed, practicing yoga, deep breathing, and meditation can soothe and comfort while increasing oxygen levels in the body. If the pain becomes unbearable, consult a healthcare provider about possible pain-relieving treatments.
Sleep headaches can be treated at Koala® Centers For Sleep & TMJ Disorders.