The Cause Of Headaches When Shocked When Sleeping?
Hello … wr.wb., I want to ask why when I was sleeping and then there was someone who woke me up by screaming or shocking me when he was awake when my head got so painful at the top of my head to the back of my head. I have tried to take medication but the pain has no change and my resting pattern plus my blood pressure is normal 120/80. But why does my head hurt so much?
Hello, thank you for asking the HealthReplies.com team.
Headaches that are experienced when you wake up suddenly are experienced by many people and are usually harmless and can improve on their own in a few minutes to hours. Our sleep phase consists of the REM (rapid eye movement) and non-REM (NREM) phases with the sleep cycle starting from the NREM stage and then REM and so on, where the complete stages last for 1.5 hours, and each person usually goes through 4-5 cycles during 7-8 hours sleep. Headaches when waking up suddenly are caused because when we sleep and have entered the phase of deep sleep or REM (rapid eye movement) there is relaxation of the muscles of the body, including head and neck muscles, and when there are stimuli from the outside, both with sound or touch that is excessive and sudden, will cause the sleep phase to turn into an immediate awakening, resulting in contraction of the neck and head muscles that eventually cause pain in the back. This condition is not dangerous and there is no need to worry. If after a few hours the complaint is still felt and increasingly burdensome, you should consult a neurologist (Sp.S). It is better to keep on doing a healthy lifestyle, eating healthy and nutritious food, fulfilling fluid needs, and getting enough rest.
Thus, hopefully it helps.