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Waking up with throbbing head pain

I have about 1 week a month where I do not wake up with throbbing head pain. One day my husband told me that this guy he works with was telling him that when his wife gets a headache, she wears earplugs. So, he suggested me to try to sleep with ear plugs in. I thought that was crazy, but willing to try anything. I woke up Monday morning with my head throbbing and that night slept with ear plugs in.

I couldn’t believe it, but woke up and my head didn’t hurt. I am now on day 4 of no throbbing head pain waking me up, so I am still testing the theory.
Has anyone else heard of this or tried it?

I guess I just don’t understand what earplugs have to do with headaches?

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  • Katie M. Golden moderator
    5 years ago

    I’ve never heard of using earplugs and getting rid of your morning Migraines. But I could see how this could be helpful. If you’re not getting a restful night of sleep that could trigger a Migraine. It could be that the earplugs allow you to tune out everything else around you (maybe including your husband’s snoring!) so that you can get a deep, REM sleep.

    Consistent sleep patterns are so important to Migraineurs and maybe this is helping you to find yours. This article discusses good sleep habits that may also help you to continue to keep the morning headaches away!

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