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Are headaches linked to oversleeping?

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For some people who are likely to get headaches, sleeping longer than usual on a weekend or vacation can cause head pain. Researchers believe this is due to the effect oversleeping has on certain neurotransmitters in the brain, including serotonin. People who sleep too much during the day and disrupt their nighttime sleep may also find themselves getting headaches in the morning.

SOURCES:

WebMD Medical News: "Sleep Habits Linked to Diabetes, Death."

WebMD Medical News: "Watch Your Sleep, Watch Your Weight."

WebMD Migraines & Headaches Health Center: "Prevention."

National Sleep Foundation: "The Ill Effects of Too Much Sleep."

National Sleep Foundation: "How much sleep do we really need?"

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on January 15, 2020

SOURCES:

WebMD Medical News: "Sleep Habits Linked to Diabetes, Death."

WebMD Medical News: "Watch Your Sleep, Watch Your Weight."

WebMD Migraines & Headaches Health Center: "Prevention."

National Sleep Foundation: "The Ill Effects of Too Much Sleep."

National Sleep Foundation: "How much sleep do we really need?"

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on January 15, 2020

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