Snoring And Headache
Studies are beginning to tell us that there is a link between chronic headache sufferers and snorers.
We are all aware of the fact that particular foods, drinks and other things ones does can all but guarantee a person prone to snoring a symphony for the night.
Foods That Result In Snoring
Foods that guarantee snoring are drinking milk before bed, consuming alcohol, having a late large meal, and having any diary foods late into the evening. It is the same case with headache sufferers.
They too have foods, drinks and actions that are known to bring on a pounding in their temples that will send them to a dark quiet room until the headache decreases. These often include red wine, chocolate and anything with caffeine in it.
Recently it has come to the notice of physicians and researchers alike that people who suffer from daily headaches are at least twice as likely as those who have headaches only once in a while to also be snorers.
A study was done to compare a control group of people who only had infrequent headache problems and people who suffered the temple pounding pain of headaches a minimum of fifteen times a month.
These people experienced less than one hundred and four headaches a year but more than two. The results revealed that twenty four percent of those who experienced headache very other day were chronic snorers. The control group averaged fourteen percent nightly snorers.
Does Controlling Headaches Control Snoring
Once question this raises is do you control the snoring or is the process the other way around if you control the headaches. Must you control the snoring to help eliminating the headaches. It has all the signs of a vicious circle.
Headache sufferers in order to eliminate headache take pain medications. The problem is that pain relievers are known to raise the possibility of snoring. Snoring has serious effects on how a person sleeps.
Snoring Can Cause Headache
Snoring can wake up the snorer multiple times during the sleep and so cause a poor night’s rest. This insufficient sleep can result in headaches. Another consideration is that those who have difficulty sleeping may hold on to carbon dioxide at night and this can also trigger headaches.
One thought currently in the field of sleep research is to do further study that can conclude the relationship between snoring and headaches. Are the headaches caused by the snoring noise of a snorer? This could clarify the morning headaches.
Another possibility is that the snoring could be caused by some type of restriction concerning to the neck that happened during a headache. This may lead to the person snoring.
To have the subjects go through major lifestyle changes while keeping a diary that will note headaches and snoring episodes is the only way to study this properly. Only time and more research will tell what the answer truly is, but until then there seems to be no doubt snoring and headaches are related.