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Question headaches - November 5th 2010, 02:19 AM

I get headaches everyday. Sometimes they're small, barely noticeable. Sometimes they're huge migranes. Sometimes they're in the middle. When I take pain killers they usually work, but only for about an hour. Is it normal to get them EVERYDAY???


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Re: headaches - November 5th 2010, 02:39 AM

I used to get headaches a lot with prolonged computer use. There were days when I was online for like 10 hours a day. There was one period when I was working on homework for over 17 hours...in addition to spasms and twitchy body parts, I had a really bad headache. It might be that you're using the computer too much.

Or it could be the way you are sleeping, as in the way you rest your head on your pillow. Maybe your mattress isn't giving you enough support.

Is the pain usually in the same spot? It could be something to worry about but it can be something as simple as exhaustion.
   
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Re: headaches - November 5th 2010, 02:50 AM

It usually is in a different spot everyday. I don't think it's the way I'm sleeping, but it might be because of exaughstion cuz I stay up late and (even when I Try to sleep in) I wake up early.My sleeping patterns are pretty messed up, so I think that's it. Would you know how I could get more sleep???


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Re: headaches - November 5th 2010, 03:01 AM

Yeah sleeping patterns could be it, too.

If you want to regulate your sleep pattern, one technique I've heard of is to wake up 30 minutes sooner than you want to wake up. If you want to normally be up at 6am, wake up 5:30am. You have to be consistent enough when you go to bed though. Like if you are up till 2am on weekends and go to sleep weekdays at 10pm, that could be throwing you off. Lack of sleep could definitely be a factor. Going to sleep at 2am and waking up at 6am Monday when you had a full 8 hours of sleep on Friday kinda freaks your body out and can leave you tense or alert.

There's not really a way to "get more sleep." I once read that the only part of sleep you really need is the "deep sleeping" portion of it. In a typical 8 hours of sleep, about 6 hours of that is "light sleep" which doesn't really make you feel well rested. I don't think you normally get more than like an hour of that good ol' deep sleep.

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- Make sure all lights are off in your room, shades closed, digital clocks pointed away
- People sleep better when it's cooler, so maybe keep your window open a lil bit
- Try and clear your mind in the 30 minutes before you want to go to sleep. If you have ever gone to sleep "against your will" and your mind was still wandering, you know that it takes a long time just to shut your mind off. Spending 30 minutes just sitting, meditating, thinking - not listening to music, watching TV, surfing the internet, doing homework - will put your mind at ease. Going to sleep right after a 30 minute chill period will seem natural and you will fall asleep fast.
   
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