Yes, I didn't realize it was connected until recently. I started taking 3mg of melatonin to help with sleep
So the melatonin didn’t make things worse? I’ve heard some people have had adverse affects to it so I’m afraid to try it
For me it really helps. I still wake up with migraines but I don't have nightmares and it's easier for me to fall asleep.
If I am in a lot pain while I sleep, it affects my dreams. I have weird dreams, scary dreams sometimes, that are connected to the pain in a bizarre way. I will wake up from the bad dreams in bad pain with the dreams making more sense being aware of the pain.
Makes sense. I had a migraine come on last night so I took a maxalt and a benedryl but I wound up waking up to it still here. Crazy how pain affects your thoughts while you’re asleep.
You could be clenching your jaw while having the nightmare and that causes the pressure in your head causing the migraine. I have TMJ as a result of night clenching and when I have nightmares it's especially bad and my head hurts worse the next day.
How do they diagnose that?
Dentist or TMJ specialist. A very savvy pain management specialist or neurologist can identify the problem too, but more often than not they miss it.
Do you sleep with a mouth guard?
Yes I do. It protects my teeth but doesn’t stop or reduce the clenching
Yes, I seem to have a lot of bad dreams lately
Migraines during the night?
Yes, I have chronic headache and that turns into chronic migraines so im basically 24/7 with them
Maren same here. Except now I’m pregnant on top of it. I feel frieken neurotic.
Aaaawwww shame, be strong. You can do this! Just breath and take it day for day
I think it's the pain that causes the nightmare, not the other way around.
I have night terrors and migraines - not sure if they're related. My migraine prevention medication has limited both the migraines and night terrors though.
It could be sleep apnea. I have it, but can't use Cpap therapy due to Trigeminal Neuralgia. The mask hurts my face.
If you stop breathing, the lack of oxygen will lead to headaches, and also your brain will freak out thinking it's dying. Thus, nightmares.
Yes. 4-6x in the past 2 weeks!
Yes. The wake up ones are some of the most horrible