Afternoon nap gives me a headache.

@lynboobsy11 (11346)
Philippines
March 8, 2013 8:03am CST
This is not the first time that it happened to me I just observe myself that everytime a took a nap in the afternoon gives me a headache. Every afternoon around 2pm I put my grandson to sleep and today I also lie on her side that's why I did not notice that I also made a nap and when I woke up I have a slight headache and got more intensified. I just took my headache medicine for a relief. Did sleeping cause you a headache too?
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@celticeagle (119060)
• Boise, Idaho
9 Mar 13
No, sleeping doesn't usually give me a headache. But remember that there are many reasons for headaches. You could be dehydrated after sleeping awhile or even sinuses and allergies. Many other reasons too. I would do some research and see if any of the reasons you find could fit with what is going on with you.
@lynboobsy11 (11346)
• Philippines
9 Mar 13
I'm really thinking that it is a migraine or a sinus headache because also have that both, I'm jsut wondering it is always happens when I tried to take a nap in the afternoon .
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@celticeagle (119060)
• Boise, Idaho
9 Mar 13
There is sinus medicine you can buy over the counter. I would get some and take some before my nap. See if that helps.
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@humairaku (2039)
• Indonesia
8 Mar 13
so do I..!! that's why i dont like taking a nap. moreover I tend to have insomnia and taking a nap will make the insomnia getting worse so I avoid taking a nap. and yup, I will have headache too if i take a nap. mostly because I can sleep well during the day. I have a six yo daughter and she cant stop disturb me every time i try to take a nap. so i not only lose my opportunity to take a rest for a moment but also get headache. that's why I never try to take a nap again till today. i prefer staying awake so i can sleep better in the night..
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@lynboobsy11 (11346)
• Philippines
8 Mar 13
That's me whenever I woke up in the morning even I'm lack of sleep at night I'm not used to take a nap in the afternoon I can be awake the whole day that's why maybe sudden sleep in the afternoon gives me a headache.
@humairaku (2039)
• Indonesia
8 Mar 13
yup..so so I..i really avoid getting sleep in the afternoon. if i start to be sleepy, i will find an activity such ironing the clothes or making some snacks for my daughter, so I can forget my sleepy feeling. and it always works on me. lol. if i take a nap, i can guarantee i wont sleep the whole night and it is very horrible cos i should go to work next day..:)
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@roshigo58 (4871)
• Pune, India
8 Mar 13
Hi, my friends daughter has this problem. She is studying in college. But it is holiday she sleeps in the afternoon and when she wake she always has headache. She don't have the habit of taking afternoon nap daily. I don't know what is the reson for this.
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@lynboobsy11 (11346)
• Philippines
8 Mar 13
Me too I don't know why I'm getting this kind of headache maybe a nap is not enough maybe a deep sleep is needed.
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@ajithlal (14569)
• India
21 Mar 13
I think most probably you need a good deep sleep.
@stanley777 (7177)
• Philippines
9 Mar 13
I do experienced the same thing too before especially when the weather is too hot. But, if it's not I seldom have it. Maybe you lack sleep or you're just to tired when you took a nap but sometimes the weather had an effect too.
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@lynboobsy11 (11346)
• Philippines
9 Mar 13
It can be a reason too the weather yesterday is hot maybe it is a sinus headache.
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@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
8 Mar 13
Sometimes if I am not feeling good, or I sleep the wrong way then I do get a headache.
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@lynboobsy11 (11346)
• Philippines
8 Mar 13
Maybe it can be also I sleep the wrong way that gave me a headache.
@salma07 (641)
• India
8 Mar 13
the trick to sleep for only half an hour. When you are taking an afternoon nap make sure you keep an alarm clock with you for one hour or so, or have someone wake you up after 1/2 hour of sleep. By doing this you are going in the border of deep sleep and waking up during that time will refresh you but going beyond that time, that is entering into deep sleep will only let you feel gorgy and sleep deprive because you system when into the sleep mode and has a hard time waking up. I too had this type of headache so i advided taking naps but i asked my mom to wake me up after 1/2 hour somedays ago and since then i didnt have any problem at all.
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@lynboobsy11 (11346)
• Philippines
8 Mar 13
I think I just took a nap for only 30 mins and maybe that's why it gives me headache I feel that I want more sleep.
• Philippines
8 Mar 13
hi lyn, Every time I sleep it gave mom a headache I think there are some people like you who are like that hope you feel better happy mylotting mwahhuggss
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@lynboobsy11 (11346)
• Philippines
8 Mar 13
Why she don't want you go to sleep? I feel better now when I took my medicine that's why I'm still here it's already 1:45 am here and still awake.
• Philippines
9 Mar 13
because if I sleep I can't do any errands
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@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
9 Mar 13
I've not been a person that has been able to nap since I was a very young child. However, I was up all night the other day and I decided that I would lay down for a little bit while the kids were gone to school. When I woke up just a couple hours later, I felt terrible. I don't know if I just needed to sleep some more or if it really did have to do with the fact that my sleeping in the middle of the day like that was just something that my body is not used to.
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@sorima24 (77)
• Philippines
22 Apr 13
Maybe you are not satisfied in nap.You havecto rest well so your blood will circulate lack of sleep can cause headaches
@sorima24 (77)
• Philippines
22 Apr 13
Maybe you are not satisfied in nap.You havecto rest well so your blood will circulate lack of sleep can cause headaches
• India
16 Apr 13
i get a headache too if i nap in the afternoon.When i wake up in the evening i feel horrid and completely not fresh.The feeling is really uneasy
@squallming (1776)
• Malaysia
27 Mar 13
Sleeping at night would not give me any headache. But if I sleep in the afternoon especially when the weather is really hot, I would definitely suffer from a headache or sometimes a migraine when I woke up. I guess it is just not suitable for us to sleep in hot weather. The heat somehow gets the natural energy balance in our brain disturbed. That is why I would avoid lying down in the afternoon unless it is a gloomy or rainy day.
@AmbiePam (49877)
• United States
13 Mar 13
You know, sometimes taking a nap does indeed give me a headache. All the time people tell me to try to sleep off my migraines, but I can never do that. And if I try to nap during the day, on the rare occasions I can, I might wake up with a headache I didn't have before I went to sleep. Often my one side of my face will hurt as well.
@ajithlal (14569)
• India
10 Mar 13
I think most probably you should try to nap at different times and try to nap at the time that suites you. I do not know why you are getting headaches after napping. I think one of the reason that you are getting headache is that most probably you might not have napped very well or must have got in between the nap.