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Migraines from Sleeping on Loft Bed

I recently lofted my bed (think top bunk bed type of situation) and have consistently been waking up with sinus and neck pain and migraine. My mattress and bedding are the same as I'd been using previously and I'm in the same apartment. My A/C has still been running because it's still warm here. The only change has been the elevation. Could it be the air quality is different? I was thinking of installing a small fan next to my bed. What's perplexing is that about 4-5 years ago I slept in a lofted bed (for a couple of years) and I chronically woke up with migraine, too. Coincidence? Or can anyone share insight? A google search hasn't revealed anything.
Thank you!

  1. Hi Erika Byrnison,

    Thank you for much for your question and being part of our discussion forum - we're happy you are here!

    Interesting question. How about your sleep schedule? Are you going to bed and waking each morning at the same time? People with migraine need to keep a consistent sleep schedule. An irregular sleep schedule can be a strong migraine trigger for some of us.

    It certainly could be the difference in the air quality - I don't rule out anything as far as migraine triggers go. Bedrooms that are too hot or too cold can also cause sleep issues which in turn may trigger a migraine attack.

    Can you go back to where you were sleeping before? I think that would give you a pretty good idea if it's the elevation/air quality pretty quickly.

    Please let me know how you make out,

    Nancy

    1. hi, im a couple years late lol...but i've been searching for someone whos been having the same issue. the same thing has been happening to me, i've been sleeping on a loft bed for about 5-6 years now? and ever since this change, ive gotten severe migraines, i never used to get them before. i noticed when i'm sitting at my desk beneath my loft, i never have a headache etc, but when i sit on my bed, its like the increase in height increases the pressure and i get this severe numbness in my head. the migraines have stopped since taking medication, however, i cant sit on my bed during the day because the result is the same. if i go to bed without taking medication, i'll wake up with a migraine. i also sleep with a fan on at night. i was sleeping on an old mattress too, which gave me neck, back, all sorts of body pain. since getting a new one, ive slept better and have had less pain. but im planning on taking this loft bed down soon as i think i've aged out of it, it was a desire of mine in middle/highschool - now im in college and i think my body has had enough lol. hope youre doing better now!

      1. Hi smile165, thanks for sharing with us! It does sound like trying a different bed might be in order- I hope it will eliminate what you are experiencing! Do keep us posted, that is very interesting, I would be interested to hear if your pain does in fact stop! ~Melanie (Migraine.com team member)

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