Posted by: renti | 2006/11/02

caffiene and headache

hi doc,

i generally drink about 6-10 cups of filter coffee per day. I didn't drink a cup of coffee for 4 days and then yesterday i could not resist it anymore and had 2 cups. Last night could not sleep and only went to bed after 12.

This morning I have the mother of all headaches. do you think it is due to the caffiene or not getting enough sleep?

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Dear Renti
Both caffeine withdrawal and lack of sleep can of course cause headaches and/or migraine-like headache. You can have up to 4 cups of coffee a day without negative consequences, so rather reduce how much you drink a day gradually until you are having 4 cups a day. Don't have coffee after supper or in the evening as this could prevent you from sleeping. Rather drink low-fat milk before retiring - the tryptophan in the milk will help you to sleep.
To read more about caffeine, do a Search on the Health24 Website with 'caffeine'.
Best regards

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