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Nap = Headache.. Whah?

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by geofri, Jan 27, 2010.

  1. geofri

    geofri Poikilotherm™ Lifetime Member

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    Dr. GNG,

    Something odd I've noticed, I get headaches all the time after taking a nap.

    I've found a quick nap(30-60 mins) after class can be a great help if i had a late night(which is every night really..)

    I wake up stuffy feeling with a headache that generally takes the rest of the day to fade away..

    Before you say dust or mold or something, yeah, its probably present.. being in dumpy student housing, but i don't wake up in the mornings feeling like this..

    anyone have similar problems?
     
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    Yep..But i keep a goodys orange powder near me. Down it with some water, 5 minutes and im good.
     

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    If your late nights are anything like mine when I was an undergrad, quite often I would wake up still slightly intoxicated, therefore no hangover. Later in the day once I was entirely sober, if I had not hydrated all morning and eaten something good, the hangover would come like doom:shocked:.

    Maybe your naps are sobering you all the way up and its just a hangover.:dunno:
     
  4. geofri

    geofri Poikilotherm™ Lifetime Member

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    :rofl::rofl::rofl:

    unfortunately, no. 100% sober at bedtime. (weekedays anyway:whistling:)
     
  5. geofri

    geofri Poikilotherm™ Lifetime Member

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    But the hydration might be a factor.. i never drink enough water..i need to work on that
     
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    Yeah, might be a hydration thing. You drink coffee in the morning? Soda? Water??? Do you drink alcohol the night before? Smoke? Do the headaches come after lunch, when you're digesting? Drink more water whatever you do. Get used to it and carry a bottle with you at all times. Pee alot. Take some magnesium with your lunch (I'm a nut about magnesium as it really helps my migraines, seriously). Ditch the caffeine and soda. Learn to like water. If nothing helps then go to a doctor! Good luck bro.
     
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    FillYerHands you son of a

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    How dependent are you on caffeine?

    A study some time back found that caffeine administered IV to recovering surgery patients after waking up from anesthesia helped prevent headaches. Maybe a No-Doze or a shot of Mountain Dew might help.

    http://www.clos.net/complications/caffein_ha01.htm
     
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    PuroMexicano VIVA MEXICO !!!

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    watch out your nap sleeping position, specially your neck, and reduce nap time to max 20 min, it'll refresh you but you won't feel groggy nor painfilled.

    Truly yours,
    Nap expert, LOL
     
  9. Bill Lumberg

    Bill Lumberg BTF Inventor

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    I've always got a headache after a nap. That's why I never take a nap.

     
  10. geofri

    geofri Poikilotherm™ Lifetime Member

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    I do usually drink a cup in the morning.. and it is pretty strong stuff.. I love coffee.. Ill go on a binge every couple months where ill drink it 2 times a day.

    I do like herbal tea.. and have been thinking its time to swap that with the coffee for a while..

    I drink soda like 2 times a month, alcohol 2-3 times a month, no smoking at all.

    Does seem like I get one if i'm digesting food!
    I'll have to look into the magnesium...Are there any foods that provide a natural source?
     
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    geofri Poikilotherm™ Lifetime Member

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    I think I might be a bit too dependent on it..
     
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    I guess I'm not alone, but I would have a hard time swearing off my naps though!
     
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    Sounds like sinus to me,used to wake up with terrible head aches.

    I have real bad allergies and started taking allegra and the headaches are all gone after years of having them
     
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    I've heard similar about the 20min rule. Ill have to try that as well. I usually sleep on my stomach, with my arms crossed under my pillow/head.
     
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    You might be restricting your airway with your head to side like that. Try it on your side or back. Sleep Apnea causes some people to wake up with bad headaches. Apnea is caused by airway restrictions.
     
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    Nuts like almonds have alot of magnesium. You can buy a big bottle of magnesium capsules pretty cheap. It should last you a good long time and it's not like you have to gobble them all the time. It's not a magic pill, just saying it works for me for my migraines. More than anything though it sounds like you aren't drinking enough water with your meals. Try drinking more water and forget about the herbal tea stuff. Water, more water, always more water.
     
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    Hmm.. i'll have to try that.

    I like almonds!

    Yeah, water for sure. I'm starting up running with a buddy 3-4 times a week, so ill be paying attention to drinking more.