If you wake up in the morning feeling overwhelmed, with a headache or nausea, you are not alone. This condition can have many reasons. Fortunately, most of them are not difficult to deal with. What affects the body and does not allow us to properly relax? Read the Healthyinfo article.
This is one of the obvious reasons — if in the evening a lot of “take on the chest”, then in the morning you will feel so-so. And although many have experienced it for themselves, not everyone has experienced a hangover headache.
When blood alcohol levels begin to return to normal during sleep, unpleasant symptoms appear. Headaches from a hangover are not due to one reason: dehydration, which causes alcohol, can affect, and blood vessels can dilate — alcohol has such an effect.
Along with a headache, there may be a feeling of fatigue, weakness and dizziness, thirst and dryness of the mucous membranes, tachycardia. In general, you should drink in moderation, but it is better not to drink at all.
morning migraine attack
Migraine occurs in the world in every tenth person. It is manifested by a headache, but not only: visual disturbances, sensitivity to smells, light, sound, nausea and vomiting can join it. Such attacks last from 4 hours to three days.
Most often, as experts say, the attack begins in the early morning, but it can be the other way around. Migraines may or may not be preceded by an aura. Women are three times more likely to have migraines than men, which is related to hormones. Hormones are also associated with menstrual migraine attacks.
A headache in the morning can also be a bout of tension pain — the kind that usually overtakes at the end of the working day. This pain is often associated with depression.
If you are already accustomed to waking up with a headache, you need to see a doctor.
In sleep apnea, the muscles in the throat spasm and prevent air from passing through, disrupting breathing. Other signs of sleep apnea include morning dry mouth, snoring, feeling “broken”, weakness, lack of sleep, frequent waking at night, including going to the toilet.
Sleep apnea is dangerous: it’s not just snoring that disturbs others. Due to constant hypoxia, the blood supply to the brain and the work of the heart are disrupted. By the way, snoring can be quiet or completely absent.
Scientists from the Tyumen Scientific Cardiology Center clarify: sleep apnea is directly related to an increased risk of coronary heart disease and death from myocardial infarction, stroke, arrhythmias and heart conduction disorders.
Sleep apnea can and should be treated: there are a number of devices and interventions that can help you breathe normally while you sleep.
Sleep disturbance or disorder
The connection between sleep and feeling unwell in the morning can be two-way. Sometimes it’s difficult to fall asleep due to malaise, and sometimes it’s the other way around – poor sleep prevents the body from recovering. And this is manifested not only in the feeling of lack of sleep.
Insomnia can be the cause of some forms of chronic headaches, including attacks in the morning. Disturbances in circadian rhythms can also provoke a headache in the morning.
Sleep inertia is another interesting condition that can cause discomfort with difficult awakening, weakness, and irritability. “Bad” morning becomes in this case, if a person wakes up in the phase of slow sleep. As a rule, he feels overwhelmed and does not remember what he dreamed about before waking up. This inertia lasts an average of 15–30 minutes.
Although it is believed that 7–8 hours of sleep is enough for adults, even with such a norm, you can chronically not get enough sleep: sometimes lack of sleep accumulates for weeks, or bedtime occurs later than individual needs (sleeping up to 12 hours gives more rest), or you just sleep is above average. In any case, this lack of sleep will affect your well-being. For starters, try to get enough sleep and start going to bed early.
Morning moodiness is one of the symptoms of depression. Moreover, this is more common in endogenous depressive disorder, caused not by stressful situations and emotional factors, but by disturbances in the functioning of the body. Either way, you need a doctor.
Weakness in the morning may indicate iron deficiency anemia. It is easy to find out — you just need to do a blood test. Treatment of anemia is carried out with iron preparations, but you should not run to the pharmacy: the therapist should choose the dose, course and method of administering the drug (sometimes only intravenous administration helps).
Too much food
If you work all night instead of sleeping, it is not surprising that in the morning you will not want to leave the bed. The same applies to the gastrointestinal tract: if you load it more in the evening, it will take revenge. Moreover, there will not always be additional symptoms of problems with the digestive organs: more often this is manifested by weakness, weakness, irritability.
The worst choice for a late dinner is fatty, meaty and starchy dishes (potatoes, pasta, etc.). It is better to kill the night worm with light protein — dairy products, lean bird breast (and tryptophan, which is rich in turkey breast, will also help you fall asleep).
In addition to fatty and heavy meals, there are other sleep disturbers that, at first glance, are not at all harmful to eat at night. Read about them in the article “10 healthy foods that keep you awake at night.”
We are not talking about those drugs that have possible sleep disturbances in the instructions — people usually know about such invigorating side effects and drink these medicines in the morning (they also include a number of herbal preparations with lemongrass, eleutherococcus, etc.). However, few people are aware that morning weakness with a headache can occur due to painkillers. Especially for those who are prone to headaches and drink a lot of pills. An attack usually overtakes immediately after the alarm clock rings.
For chronic headaches, taking pain medication more than 2–3 days a week can have the opposite effect. Consult a doctor!
Inflammation of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ)
This joint is located at the junction of the cranium and lower jaw. He may experience an increased load with increased love for chewing gum, nightly grinding of teeth, emotional states due to which a person tightly clenched his teeth, as well as with malocclusion. And its inflammation causes a headache in the morning.
Additional signs are clicks in this joint, pain and swelling, “jamming” of the lower jaw. Inflammation of the TMJ can hurt not only the head, but also the neck and face.
Russian scientists (Bulletin of Dentistry) indicate that in 75% of cases of bruxism — nightly grinding of teeth that destroys the TMJ, psycho-emotional causes of the pathology are revealed.
Morning sickness is one of the signs of first trimester pregnancy. So nausea and vomiting, and with them headache and weakness, may require a pregnancy test.
Drop in blood sugar
Or hypoglycemia: it can happen without diabetes if a person follows the intermittent fasting trend or skips dinner. It can manifest itself as weakness, dizziness, irritability, nausea and headache. It is treated with a piece of sugar, candy or sweet fruit.
Postural hypotension — a drop in blood pressure when an upright position — is not a rare condition. It manifests itself with a slight attack of dizziness when getting out of bed, irritability, mild nausea and headache can be added. In the long term, it is treated with an active lifestyle with cardio training, a hot shower or tea with sugar helps to quickly improve well-being.
Breakfast will improve your mood: when food enters the body, the body releases endorphins in gratitude. However, not everything is worth eating: read about it in the article “Breakfasts you need to stop eating”.