Barometric pressure headaches and digital migraine barometers

As you probably know that drastic changes in the weather condition can cause headaches. Barometric pressure headaches is headaches that you get when the barometric levels change, and often by a big amount. These kinds of pressure headaches is quite common during autumn and summer since the weather changes quite drastically during these times of the year. Sometimes barometric headaches is referred to as “weather headaches” As of today we do not really know why we get these headaches upon changes in weather but we do know what usually triggers them (when I say “we” I mean the research made by doctors, neurologists, scientists etc). Barometric pressure headaches can be a really challenging thing to deal with and is something that can last for days since drastic weather changes during summer and autumn seasons is very common.

Things that could cause a barometric pressure in your body and resulting in a headache are:

  • Rise in temperature (high humidity)
  • Fall in barometric pressure
  • Fast weather changes
  • Lowered oxygen level in the blood

It is said that a barometric change can have an effect on your bodys oxygen levels. It might seem logical since the blood vessels might experience a highten level in pressure and therefore cause the blood to reduce it’s blood flow and you won’t have the same amount of oxygen flowing in your body. To compensate the fact that some part of your bodys vessels contract, some other part of your bodys vessels expand, often the vessels in your temple of forehead. The result being a pain in your head –> a headache has been born!

Sometimes a barometric pressure headache is mistaken for a sinus headache. Since sinus headache can also manifest during allergy seasons (such as in the summer), along with a pain located around your forehead and sometimes in the nose (even during a barometric headache) people might think it is their yearly sinus coming. But think twice! It might be a barometric headache. By keeping a “headache journal/blog” of some sort you might just put all the pieces (triggers) together and find out the real lurker!

To treat, well rather “prevent” the barometric headaches to manifest in the first place you can watch the weather forecasts and look for triggers as: changes in humidity, pressure and warmth. You may also buy a digital barometer to keep track of possible changes which might lead to a barometric pressure headache. Some of the barometers is made specifically to prevent people suffering from migraines, often named “digital migraine barometer” and I can image it can be quite a relief to have such a device which can actually help you prevent headaches without taking any medication.

Wake up with headache everyday?

The reason why many people wake up with a headache everyday can come from many things. It could be a bad nights sleep, lack of water (dehydration), not visiting the toilet when you actually need to pee, you drank too much the day before, you ate something bad, you’re stressed out, drinking to much caffeine. Thinking back on what you did before you went to bed might be a good option since it can help to rule out the most obvious reasons as a i stated before. If you didn’t have a headache when you went to bed and still get them when you wake up it has to be triggered when you are in your bed, or when you are sleeping. Try to check under which conditions you are sleeping, is it dark enough, any loud noises? Many people underestimate the importance of having a and quiet room to sleep in. The hormons which helps us get a good nights sleep is called melatonin and depends of how dark it is. Many people doesn’t change their sleeping habits but supplement with medicated man-made melatonin. There are quite few melatonin side effects but I personally recommend doing it the natural way. Another thing is that it might be too dirty where you sleep, try to clean your room where you sleep (or your house really) to get rid of all the dust particles that swirl around in your house… the list goes on.

One thing many people can’t figure out themselves are that they might be clenching/grinding their teeth while they are sleeping. When you are grinding your teeth on your sleep your cheeck muscles get tense and so does many muscles in your neck too. This is why so many people wake up with a headache every morning, by grinding their teeth. Try to visit a doctor to get some help with this, and it is actually quite easy to fix, but it might be hard to find. By solving this problem you might just solve your chronic headache problem which have always bothered you in the early mornings.

Try to go trough a sleep study to find out why might be causing your headaches, it can be many things. And it is just not worth it to start the day by having a bad headache and not knowing why, it really sucks, trust me I know how it feels to wake up every day with a migraine and you really don’t want to spend all your time consumed by pain. Try to treat your headaches as soon as you possibly can and get to know how to stop them. Maybe you will wake up with a smile everyday instead, how’s that for a change?