Dr. Muhammad Hafez Ibrahim
The British National Health Authority has stated that no person wants to start his day with a headache. But this condition can occur from a whole host of causes, some of which cannot be treated with medication. Morning headaches are a common ailment and can occur for a number of reasons, many of which are not serious. And the National Health Authority stated that among the most common culprits of morning headaches are cold, flu, stress or tension. In many cases, there is nothing to worry about, as the headache is simply a result of dehydration or after drinking alcohol the night before. But persistent pain most mornings could be a possible indication of another underlying problem.
The headache symptoms are usually the same in all different types of illness. However, it can vary slightly depending on the type you are experiencing and the severity of the pain. Migraines are often described as a throbbing pain, and some often have to take prescription medications. Cluster headaches are sometimes severe burning around the eyes, and can leave people feeling as if they are unable to open their eyes. A sinus headache is usually caused by an infection or disease, and is concentrated around the nose, eyes, or forehead.
Experts at Harvard University said that there is about 300 a different type of headache. Morning headache usually begins between 4 am and 9 am, and often tends to interrupt the patient’s sleep due to pain. The pain can fall into a number of categories, making it either a cluster headache, a tension headache, or even a migraine. Other types of morning headaches can include medication overuse headaches. Studies have found that most people who suffer from morning headaches also suffer from sleep disorders.
Harvard University experts explained that headaches occur for a number of reasons, and among the most important reasons are sleep disorders and shift work. Where research has found that headaches in the morning can be caused by disturbances of the circadian rhythm, which is when the natural body clock in the body is off, such as shift work due to the imbalance between the body clock and nature, and when you are already asleep, you may not get enough of Good sleep, which may lead to a headache when you wake up. This, in addition to allergens in the bedroom or sleeping in a room that is too cold, can all deteriorate the quality of sleep. The disease includes sleep disorders, because the same part of the brain that controls sleep and mood also controls the pain from which you wake up. Insomnia is one of the main causes of migraines in the morning.
This condition can prevent you from getting enough rest by keeping you awake when you are trying to sleep, waking you up once you are asleep, and causing restless sleep and may contribute to sleep problems. Other sleep disorders, such as narcolepsy, sleepwalking, sleeping with the wrong pillow, and sudden changes in sleep schedule such as sleeping too much or too little sleep can cause headaches. Many patients report that they suffer from other sleep movement disorders such as bruxism, where people grind or press their teeth unintentionally while sleeping and restless leg syndrome where people experience a very uncomfortable sensation of tingling and needles in their lower extremities while sleeping, accompanied by an intense urge to move them in order to get relief. A morning headache is a warning sign of sleep apnea, which many people don’t realize they have. The condition causes the airways to constrict during the night, causing breathing to stop temporarily. All of this causes headaches and fatigue the next day, as well as snoring during the night.
The German Headache and Migraine Association explained some of the factors that trigger headache and migraine attacks, namely:
= Psychological stress.
= Temperature fluctuations.
= Hormonal effects for women.
= Sensitivity to light and noise.
= Vision disturbances, which are flickering and flickering in the field of vision.
= Loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, poor concentration, and exhaustion.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States states that most adults get between two and three colds times each year, but some people get them so much more often that they feel sick throughout cold and flu season. According to the experts of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, they explained that the number of times people are infected with infectious diseases, especially influenza and common cold, depends on many factors, the most important of which are:
= people’s immunity.
= How they are exposed to viruses.
= They have children or take care of children.
= They meet a lot at work.
Dr. Otto Yang, Professor of Infectious Diseases at the University of California, explained that people differ greatly in terms of infection with infectious diseases. Some feel sick throughout the cold season while others feel untouched. Symptoms of the common cold include a cough. sore throat. Runny nose. congestion. Headache. sneeze. And Dr. Franca Esper explained that those who meet many people at work may catch more colds, as the person’s workplace and behavior can contribute to increasing the chances of contracting the disease. But people who work from home are less likely to contract infectious diseases, compared to the same people if they work in an office and meet many people during the day. And the infection rate increases if people do not wash their hands constantly, and stay close to people who carry the infection.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States indicated that it is possible to treat without analgesics. There are foods that help a person get rid of headaches. And foods that should be avoided. Where most people resort to taking painkillers when they feel headaches, as it is the fastest and most effective solution, but there are natural ways to get rid of headaches, which are a group of foods, because they contain many nutrients that help relieve these pains. Among the foods that help get rid of headaches are:
= Dark Chocolate: It is recommended to eat a piece of dark chocolate when feeling a headache, as it relieves muscle tension.
= Nuts: Nuts, such as cashews, almonds, and hazelnuts, are high in magnesium.
= Yogurt and probiotic foods: Calcium deficiency may be the cause of headaches body, so eating a cup of yogurt helps get rid of headaches, because it contains a high percentage of calcium.
= Watermelon and other fruits: Exposure to the sun or lack of water in the body causes headache Therefore, you should eat watermelon, because it is a hydrating fruit that contains a high percentage of water.
= Banana: Because magnesium is one of the nutrients that most helps in getting rid of headaches, there is no stronger one. Bananas to get rid of these pains, because bananas contain a high percentage of magnesium and many other vitamins and minerals that reduce headaches.
= Caffeine: When you feel a headache, you can have a cup of coffee, It helps to get rid of headaches, as a result Increased blood flow to the brain.
= Leafy vegetables: Vegetables are excellent sources of magnesium, so eating green leafy vegetables reduces headaches.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States has indicated some foods that cause headaches. Although there are foods that reduce headaches, there are a group of foods that cause headaches, so the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends avoiding the following foods:
= all processed foods .
= salty foods, such as peanuts and pickles.
= cold and frozen meats.
= fatty cheese.
= preserved beans and peas.
= figs, peaches, and preserved avocado.