We associate the weekend mostly with pleasurable things. Laid-back breakfasts (in bed), curling up with a book, meals enjoyed with family, and such. But headache? Not many of us think of putting them on the list. Unless, of course, we’re having to deal with them on a rather regular basis…every weekend.
Surprisingly, ‘weekend headaches’ are not uncommon.
The reasons they happen are actually not difficult to fathom, either. On the weekend, we tend to arise later than usual. This disturbs the body’s rhythm. Especially if you are among those prone to migraine, your body could be more susceptible to change in sleep patterns. You might like to sleep it off during your days off, or pack in so much that you get too little sleep. Either way, the disruption can trigger headaches.
Then there is coffee, or rather the lack of it in the system. On a ‘regular’ working day, many of us guzzle coffee or tea throughout, letting our brains get accustomed to the ‘kick’ caffeine provides. On the weekend, when the brain does not receive its regular fix, it protests, so to say, in the form of a headache.
Do you tend to drink more on the weekend? If yes, that could be a key culprit in causing your weekend headaches.
So does this mean you cannot enjoy the luxury of a morning in bed and a few tipples at night? Of course not. Just know your limits and requirements so you can tell which of these factors might be affecting you.
Also, you could try relaxation techniques that can help ward off your headaches. On the weekend, you do have the time to try the therapy that works best for you.
Have a good one!