Hypnic headache (HH) is a rare primary headache disorder (primary headache disorders are those that cannot be attributed to another condition.) It's most identifying feature is that it only develops during sleep and wakes the sufferer. The International Headache Society's International Classification of Headache Disorders, 2nd Edition (ICHD-II), is the "gold standard" for diagnosing and classifying headache disorders. Here are the description, diagnostic criteria, and symptoms of HH as set forth in the ICHD-II: 4.5 Hypnic headache Previously used terms : Hypnic headache syndrome, ‘alarm clock’ headache Description : Attacks of dull headache that always awaken the patient from asleep. Diagnostic criteria : Dull headache fulfilling criteria B–D Develops only during sleep, and awakens patient At least two of the following characteristics: occurs 15 or more times per month lasts 15 or more minutes after waking first occurs after age of 50 yea...
I have been getting night time headaches for 1 year most nights. Once I get up, it goes away after half an hour or so, but then I am tired majority of the day. My CT scan was normal. My neurologist could not help me. Any suggestions would be appreciated. please help me! Sincerely, Mohzgan.
Since your doctor is unable to help you, it's time for you to see another doctor. Without being able to review your medical history and family medical history, fully discuss your symptoms with you, and examine you, there's not much anyone else can do directly for you. We truly wish we could tell you more, but there's really not much more we can say.
We can tell you that with Migraine and other headache disorders, CT scans and other imaging studies usually are "normal." That doesn't mean that you don't have a headache disorder that can and should be treated.
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June 7 - 13 is National Headache Awareness Week (NHAW) this year. A host of educational events and programs are happening around the country throughout National Headache Awareness Week, which is sponsored by the National Headache Foundation (NHF). NHAW is meant to educate people about headache and Migraine causes, impact and help. Each year, 90% of all men and 95% of all women have at least one headache or Migraine. Despite many people having frequent and sometimes severe headaches and Migraines that affect their family, social and work life, most do not actively seek relief from their condition . Experts say the complacency is puzzling because relief is available, but begins with an understanding that headaches and Migraines are very personal. Four simple strategies can get sufferers on the right course to relief: • Realize that headaches matter, and take your headaches seriously; • Learn all you can – be a student of your own headaches;
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