9 responses

  1. Erin
    9 April 2010

    I have to get between 7 and 8 hours of sleep. Any more or less and I get a whopper migraine. It makes it hard when I travel (hard to sleep in a hotel sometimes), but a hot bath really helps (I’ve read it’s the fast cooling of your body after the heat of the bath that makes you sleepy and relaxed). I have to be careful of naps over 1/2 hour too. This used to be one of my main triggers — thanks to a post on this blog a long time ago, I seldom suffer from a sleep-related migraine anymore, because I’m careful to go to bed and get up at the same time whenever possible. Seriously, this blog has improved my life in so many ways, from helping to identify some of my triggers to just making me feel like I’m not a freak with some crazy head problems. While I certainly don’t wish this on anyone, it’s nice to know I’m not alone. Thanks James. You’ve really helped a lot of people with this website!!

  2. Sue Brown
    20 June 2010

    I discovered that my weekend headaches were exercise related – this is when i attended a body-combat class and go running more. I checked out “headace after exercise” online and was told that it was common in migraine sufferers so i went to see my doctor and he agreed – giving me tablets to take before my exercise to prevent headaces but this just slowed me down. I now have stopped this high-impact class and am much better.

  3. Sue Brown
    20 June 2010

    Wow, after writing this message i checked out “get a headache after working out? and found loads of other people with the same problem. Thanks to Mark’s comments i am going to try the salt suggestoion! This is great!

    • Natalie
      16 January 2011

      Salt suggestion? Did I miss something? Please share. Thanks!

  4. Richard
    31 July 2010

    I get the weekend headaches when I sleep in. They are so bad I usually get sick. It happens 95% of the time, so my weekends usually are not very much fun. All these started when I stopped smoking and caffeine at the same time. It shocked my system. 11 years later still the same. Also dehydration might be a factor, but not likely. If my headache isn’t that strong, a good mountain dew will help. So if this seems familiar, let me know.

  5. Erin
    2 August 2010

    Richard, you’ve probably read this already, but getting the same number of hours of sleep is really important for many of us. Don’t let yourself sleep in late on the weekends — it throws off your internal clock or whatever, and can totally trigger migraines. Find a number of hours that works for you and try your best to stick to it. For me, it’s the number of hours, not the exact time, that matters, so if I go to bed late, I set my clock to wake me up in 8 hours if at all possible. Hopefully that helps.

  6. srii
    13 February 2012

    Hi, Thanks for the information. Even i am a Victim of this weekend headache. As you said , it due to the change of environment that i have observed. Also, according to my doctor its due to the low hemoglobin content in your RBC. But it so frustrating to have it as it lasts the whole day unfortunately. :(

  7. penny
    5 March 2012

    …ok, so it’s not just me!!…I seldom enjoy a day at home…if I decide to relax and watch DVDs with the phone closed….it won’t take long for me to get headache and then comes the nausea…it’s like some crazy horror movie….sometimes I almost don’t make it to the bathroom on time!!!….then it’s the fatigue I feel the following few days….not fun….to my fellow-sufferers hang in
    there!!!!….

  8. MigrainePal
    12 January 2014

    I think one important one that should mentioned is STRESS. A really common migraine trigger and usually we have less stress on the weekends versus the week. This drop stress -strangely and cruelly- can trigger migraines in some people.

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