Waking up with a headache isn’t normal and can be an indicator of some pretty serious health issues. These include severe high blood pressure, sleep apnea and brain tumors. You might get scared when you look at these but keep in mind that this is just to give you and your doctor something to talk about. Be on the lookout if you notice headache-related changes in vision, digestion, mood, neck tension and irritability. To help you determine what type of headache you’re having, there is a chart. Yes, most of the time headaches are nothing to worry about, they are simply dehydration, or allergies or clogged sinuses. But sometimes they can be more, and it’s good to know how to track them so you can let your doctor know. Knowing what different types of headaches mean could help save your life.
Thunderclap Headache Is Nothing To Clap About (Put Your Damn Hands Down)
These headaches are scary because they come out of effing nowhere. This baby has a severe and sudden onset and takes only seconds to reach maximum intensity. It can be an indicator of a number of health problems. The scariest of these is a subarachnoid hemorrhage, which can be life-threatening.
“Enforce This!” — This Guy’s Head
There are many times in life when your head is going to just give you a big “nope” and keep you aching in the dark with a bucket. Some people risk head injury for a living and though this is a fact of life (hockey, boxing, football, etc. are not possible without risk of injury), pain needs to be monitored to keep serious problems from developing.
Rise And Shine! You Get A Headache For Breakfast!
If you’re waking up wanting to rip your hair out BEFORE finding out you have nothing to wear, you may have a headache that needs attention. According to The National Headache Foundation, “Serious diseases may cause early morning awakening headaches. These diseases may include brain tumors, sleep apnea, and severe high blood pressure.”
There Is Something In Medicine Known Simply As “The Worst Headache Of Your Life”
This is also known as a cluster headache, but you can easily find it putting “The Worst Headache Of Your Life” into Google because doctors literally call it that. It’s unclear what causes these monsters, but they usually strike in one part of the head and make it nearly impossible to live a normal life until the headache decides to leave you alone.
All The Other Unusual Feels That You Get Above The Shoulders
It’s easy to scar yourself when you look at these but don’t worry, this is just to give you and your doctor something to talk about. Take note if you notice headache-related changes in vision, digestion, mood, neck tension and irritability.
How to Get Rid of Your Headache FAST
Originally posted at Diply
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