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Why Do Migraines Keep Waking

Can someone help me? I started waking up with migraines mid-sleep in Jan 2019. Happened once and then a few times summer of 2019 until Dec 2019. Then it’s been happening 1x month since June. I don’t know why and I don’t know how to prevent it. Any suggestions? Can it be clenching/grinding? Sleep position? I’ve had migraines for 20 years and this is all really unsettling. Thank you. I want to know what can suddenly be causing this. I started Botox 7/28.

  1. Hi ,

    I hear how frustrating it must be to have this happen so frequently and not know the cause. While it's going to be impossible for any of us to give you an exact answer, I did want to share some more resources with you below. It's also so important to check in with you medical team who may be able to give you some more clear answers as to what's going on.

    I wanted to start by sharing this article which goes over some of the many triggers people experience in the event that any resonate with you. That may be a good place to start: https://migraine.com/migraine-triggers/

    This next article deals specifically with migraine and sleep disorders and is also worth checking out: https://migraine.com/living-with-migraine/migraine-and-sleep-disorders/

    Finally, I wanted to share this blog post with you which is backed with a ton of science and research on the topic of sleep and migraine: https://migraine.com/living-migraine/sleep-insomnia/

    I don't want to overwhelm you so I'll stop there, but please let me know if you have any other questions after looking through some of these links. I wish you the best of luck at your first botox appointment!

    Kindly, Crystal (migraine.com team)

    1. Thank you!! Seems as if my first cycle of Botox on 7/28 had no impact. My next one is 10/20. Wondering if it will even help at all.

      1. Hi ,

        Try not to lose hope after one round of Botox. It can take three, sometimes four or more rounds for some of us to see a difference.

        Hang in there!!
        Nancy Harris Bonk, Patient Advocate/Moderator

        1. Wow, I didn’t know it could take 4! Ty!

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