Dehydration from alcohol
Mooed Art/Shutterstock Drinking too much at night can certainly wreck your morning. Surprisingly, drinking water before you hit the sack can make all the difference. Just a few drinks can make you dehydrated, which reduces the volume of blood flowing to your brain and cause your head to ache, Mark Khorsandi, DO, of the Migraine Relief Center in Dallas and Fort Worth, TX, told Men’s Health.
Poor sleep patterns
Eugenio Marongiu/Shutterstock Dr. Khorsandi mentions that alcohol can make it harder to get a good night’s sleep. But poor sleep for any reason can trigger a morning headache. Tossing and turning can leave you sleep-deprived and your body reacts. David Dodick, MD, a professor of neurology at the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, told WebMD that sleep disruption is one of the most important migraine triggers, yet very little is known about the molecular pathways that link sleep to headache pain. “The trigeminal nerve is thought to be the conduit through which migraine attacks are generated,” said Dr. Dodick. “If you think of it as a highway, this study helps us begin to understand at a very basic level the molecular changes that are occurring that causes the traffic that causes pain.” These are the 8 types of headaches you can get (and how to get rid of them).