Anybody else wake up with a horrible migraine after having a nightmare? Is there any correlation between the two?

21 Answers

keubanks67
Answered 5 months ago    reply

Yes, I didn't realize it was connected until recently. I started taking 3mg of melatonin to help with sleep

Blain_despairing
Answered 5 months ago    reply

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

keubanks67
Answered 5 months ago    reply

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.


wheatley_f
Answered 5 months ago    reply

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.

Blain_despairing
Answered 5 months ago    reply

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.


Doe_supreme
Answered 5 months ago    reply

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.

Blain_despairing
Answered 5 months ago    reply

How do they diagnose that?

Doe_supreme
Answered 5 months ago    reply

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.

Blain_despairing
Answered 5 months ago    reply

Do you sleep with a mouth guard?

Doe_supreme
Answered 5 months ago    reply

Yes I do. It protects my teeth but doesn’t stop or reduce the clenching


Maren.65
Answered 5 months ago    reply

Yes, I seem to have a lot of bad dreams lately

Blain_despairing
Answered 5 months ago    reply

Migraines during the night?

Maren.65
Answered 5 months ago    reply

Yes, I have chronic headache and that turns into chronic migraines so im basically 24/7 with them

Blain_despairing
Answered 5 months ago    reply

Maren same here. Except now I’m pregnant on top of it. I feel frieken neurotic.

Maren.65
Answered 5 months ago    reply

Aaaawwww shame, be strong. You can do this! Just breath and take it day for day


Minda.liberated
Answered 5 months ago    reply

I think it's the pain that causes the nightmare, not the other way around.


DianMuldoon
Answered 5 months ago    reply

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.


reassuringjiggle90
Answered 5 months ago    reply

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.

Blain_despairing
Answered 5 months ago    reply

Interesting!


wasteful.Agnus
Answered 5 months ago    reply

Yes. 4-6x in the past 2 weeks!


jcates
Answered 5 months ago    reply

Yes. The wake up ones are some of the most horrible


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