Muscle contraction headache; Headache - benign; Headache - tension; Chronic headaches - tension; Rebound headaches - tension
Learn and practice stress management . Some people find relaxation exercises or meditation helpful. Biofeedback may improve relaxation exercises and may be helpful for chronic tension headache.
Tips to prevent tension headaches:
Keep warm if the headache is associated with cold.
Use a different pillow or change sleeping positions.
Practice good posture when reading, working, or doing other activities.
Exercise the neck and shoulders frequently when typing, working on computers, or doing other close work.
Get plenty of sleep and rest.
Massaging sore muscles may also help.
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Every day morning I wake up with headache around my eyes and neck with fatigue feelings. I wake up several times during my sleep at night and average time of sleeping 5 to 6 hours maximum. saeed.
Waking with a headache or Migraine most often indicates a problem with sleep, and you mentioned interrupted sleep. There are several sleep issues that can bring about Migraines or headaches that occur when you wake:
too much sleep,
too little sleep,
sleeping in a room with light, which disrupts the body's production of melatonin. and
poor quality sleep.
It's strongly suggested that people with Migraines and headaches go to bed and get up at the same time each day, including weekends and holidays. Take a look at this video on the topic, Migraines, Headaches, and Sleep .
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Causes The causes of tension-type headache are still uncertain. Although tension-type headaches were once thought to be primarily due to muscle contractions, this theory has largely been discounted. Instead, researchers think that tension-type headaches occur due to an interaction of different factors that involve pain sensitivity and perception, as well as the role of brain chemicals (neurotransmitters). Genetic factors are likely be involved in chronic tension-type headache, whereas environmental factors (physical and psychological stress) may play a role in the physiologic processes involved with episodic tension-type headache. Pain Sensitivity and Perception Research indicates that patients with tension-type headache may have abnormalities in the central nervous system, which includes the nerves in the brain and spine, which increase their sensitivity to pain. Tension-type headaches may also be linked to myofascial trigger points in the neck and shoulder muscles. Myofascial pain involv...
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