Headaches are a common complaint in British Columbia and they are often connected to sleep in a variety of ways. Patients can wake with headaches, have trouble sleeping, or try to sleep in a quiet room with hopes of getting rid of a headache. Some well-known sleep disorders are associated with headaches, including sleep apnea and parasomnias.
A common indication of sleep apnea is when a patient wakes with headaches. Research shows that at least 50% of those waking with headache pain probably have sleep apnea. However, the frequency is not related to the severity. These headaches are usually diffuse, described as mild to moderate in nature, and usually resolve quickly once the patient is awake for the day. Symptoms usually improve with sleep apnea treatment.
So if you have cluster headaches, or just morning headaches once in a while, visits your local Snore MD sleep clinic or take our free online sleep test which indicates your risk of suffering from sleep apnea. Make your mornings pain-free!