IT CAN BE A SIGN THAT YOU’RE NOT SLEEP­ING WELL

Women's Weekly (Malaysia) - - Your Best Body Ever -

“There are two com­mon rea­sons for morn­ing headache,” says Dr Sean Tol­hurst. “If you reg­u­larly wake up with a headache that dis­ap­pears within 30 to 40 min­utes of wak­ing up, this can be a sign that car­bon diox­ide is build­ing up in the body as you sleep which is caused by sleep ap­noea – a con­di­tion that causes peo­ple stop breath­ing briefly many times a night. This type of headache must be checked out.”

A mild headache that doesn’t clear as quickly can be a sign of less ad­vanced ap­noea, or an­other sleep prob­lem, as low level headache is a com­mon sign of dis­turbed sleep. “Even a part­ner that snores can trig­ger this kind of headache,” says Dr Sean. If you can’t work out the cause your­self, ask your doctor about at­tend­ing a sleep clinic.

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