intense dreaming leads to migraines....

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Date Joined Oct 2009
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   Posted 10/16/2009 9:36 AM (GMT -6)   
I find that if I'm dreaming a really intense dream about anything I wake up with a bad headache.. I told my doc about them and she said it was probably lack of caffine so she gave me these pills which seemed to work ok I would only have these head aches maybe once or twice a month for a yr or so... but now seems like I have them 4 or 5 times a week and they hurt soo bad. I don't know why they only come on when I'm dreaming but they are horrible to wake up to and sometimes they linger all day long..has anyone experienced anything like this and if so do u know what the problem is or what worked for u 2 get rid of them???

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   Posted 10/16/2009 11:21 AM (GMT -6)   
I've had aggravated headaches from intense dreams in the past. It could mean a few things. First, intense, especially upsetting or frustrating, dreams are usually a sign of high stress which is obviously a common headache trigger. The intense dreams could also be a sign of an underlying sleep problem--apnea, RLS, etc--that could be an even greater cause of headache. The most important fact is that bad sleep is often one of the nastiest but also potentially most avoidable headache triggers. Think about seeing a sleep specialist. And practice good sleep habits: not too much water before bed, don't exercise within 5-6 hours of sleep, no caffeine after the early afternoon, keep a regular sleep/wake pattern.

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