Top 75 Migraine and Headache Questions, #15

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  • Full Question:
    I have been diagnosed with migraines about two years ago. I am 28 years old. I usually get them while I am sleeping and don't seem to be awakened by them until they are full blown. I take Imitrex for my migraines. When I go to bed at night I feel fine, there aren't any symptoms of the migraine coming on. Do you have any ideas or suggestions on why I get migraines while I sleep? Barb.


    Answer:

    Dear Barb;


    Many Migraineurs have sleep issues, even if they don't realize it. Do you feel refreshed when you wake in the morning? Do you feel like you need an afternoon nap? The most frequent trigger we see for the type of Migraine you describe is poor quality sleep. Try discussing your sleep patterns with your doctor.


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    John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert



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Published On: April 10, 2007