Sleep apnea affects an estimated 22 million Americans and nearly 1 billion people worldwide, and 80% of moderate and severe obstructive sleep apnea cases are thought to go undiagnosed. It’s no wonder why—sleep apnea presents itself only when we’re asleep, and episodes of gasping or choking which indicate sleep apnea are nearly always forgotten in the grogginess of sleep.
Posted: May 20, 2016||Tags: why do i get headaches , what causes migraines , what causes headaches , sleep apnea , migraines , migraine treatments , migraine cures , how to prevent migraines , hormones , headaches , headache treatments , headache causes|
If you suffer from migraines, you know the drill. Avoid caffeine and strong scents. Cross your fingers and hope the barometric pressure doesn’t change. Have some sumatriptan on hand. Keep the lights low and try hard not to throw up. Gulp.
Some migraine triggers, like hormonal shifts, are well known. One important but lesser known trigger is no shocker to us: poor sleep. According to the American Migraine Association, “In specialty headac