Sleep pattern disruptions ''may cause headaches''
People who start going to bed at different times may find they
suffer from more headaches as a result.
Dr Andy Dowson, director of headache services at King's College
Hospital in London, has noted migraines are often triggered when a
person's sleep pattern is disrupted, the Daily Mail reports.
According to Dr Dowson, migraines are often dubbed 'weekend
headaches' because people tend to get them on weekend mornings - a
time when they wake at a different hour than their usual weekday
getup before work.
The expert stated: "Changing your sleep pattern suddenly has a
dramatic effect on the hypothalamus, the area in the brain that is
responsible for balancing hormones - this triggers a
Dr Nick Silver of the NHS Walton Centre for Neuroscience and
Neurosurgery in Liverpool recommended people sleep in a dark room,
as this will serve to increase the production of the sleep hormone
Individuals might also avoid watching television in bed, as this can stimulate the brain to a
non sleep-like state.
Posted by Elizabeth Mewes