End of Daylight Saving Time can mean headaches for some

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    Oct 31, 2013 9:06 PM GMT
    It's coming in just another week or so. icon_redface.gif

    End of Daylight Saving Time can mean headaches for some

    For some, the end of Daylight Saving Time means an extra hour of sleep.

    But for others it can mean a headache.

    Doctors say the time change can cause cluster headaches that can last as long as eight weeks.

    The portion of the brain that triggers these headaches also controls your body's rhythms.

    Slight changes can throw off the rhythm, which can also happen when you switch time zones.


    http://www.myfoxdc.com/story/23838643/beginning-of-daylight-saving-time-can-mean-headaches-for-some#axzz2jKtGtD4S
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    Nov 01, 2013 5:43 AM GMT
    http://www.myfoxdc.com/story/23838643/beginning-of-daylight-saving-time-can-mean-headaches-for-some


    I wonder how common that is? If the body is that stuck in a routine, I wonder how healthy that is that 1 hour makes such a big difference.
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    Nov 01, 2013 7:34 AM GMT
    I got a migraine last weekend (which is when the clocks change in the uk)
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    Nov 01, 2013 11:30 AM GMT
    I heard about this on the news yesterday! For me DLST disorients me. I feel like that I have Alzheimer's every time the time changes (even in the Summer)...that 2:30 feeling. But I just hope that a migraine is NOT in my future Sunday...?

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    Nov 01, 2013 4:18 PM GMT
    Will be traveling during this years change. Makes it easier since I'm already crossing time zones.
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    Nov 01, 2013 4:29 PM GMT
    I like Daylight savings time.. the end of it just means the beginning of "winter" so to speak. The only positive is, getting up later in the morning, but the early darkness is a pain. But, before we know it, we'll be talking about the end of standard time in March.
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    Nov 02, 2013 4:11 AM GMT
    Oh, another crisis. There outta be a law...
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    Nov 02, 2013 5:07 AM GMT
    I hate getting up in the dark. DST is such a stupid concept in the first place. They should just end it.
    The problem is, no matter which side of the political spectrum suggests finally killing the stupid practice, the other side will come up with ludicrous reasons why it's vital to the nation. icon_rolleyes.gificon_rolleyes.gif
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    Nov 02, 2013 10:44 AM GMT
    Try taking a cruise in Dec and going to places like St Marteen and St Thomas and the ship stays on "ships time" which is EST. And at 4pm its already dark, and at 7am when we pull in it feels like it late morning..... LOL.

    Ive been on 23 cruises and usually the ships stay on the same time as the home port they left from to not confuse people.
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    Nov 02, 2013 1:30 PM GMT
    mindgarden saidI hate getting up in the dark. DST is such a stupid concept in the first place. They should just end it.
    The problem is, no matter which side of the political spectrum suggests finally killing the stupid practice, the other side will come up with ludicrous reasons why it's vital to the nation. icon_rolleyes.gificon_rolleyes.gif


    But EUROPE still does it.

    EUROPE - LMAO
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    Nov 03, 2013 4:15 AM GMT
    I get cluster headaches in the fall/winter (sometimes they skip a year, i didnt get them last year) and they really are the worst pain you can imagine. Imagine all the pain you ever felt in your life is altogether in your head for 45 mins or so. Or there is a little demon inside your head trying to dig his way outside your head thru your eye with a frozen icepick. They call them suicide headaches and I can see why. To be honest guys I am terrified that the headaches will come this year and I am alone now. I Dont know how I am going to get thru this on my own. I can actually feel changes it in my head, i know the headaches are coming. They consume your whole life.
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    Nov 03, 2013 4:24 AM GMT
    CiscoITJock2136 saidI heard about this on the news yesterday! For me DLST disorients me. I feel like that I have Alzheimer's every time the time changes (even in the Summer)...that 2:30 feeling. But I just hope that a migraine is NOT in my future Sunday...?

    A migraine is a kiss from mommy compared to a cluster headache babes.
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    Nov 03, 2013 4:38 AM GMT
    Lasher1332 saidI get cluster headaches in the fall/winter (sometimes they skip a year, i didnt get them last year) and they really are the worst pain you can imagine. Imagine all the pain you ever felt in your life is altogether in your head for 45 mins or so. Or there is a little demon inside your head trying to dig his way outside your head thru your eye with a frozen icepick. They call them suicide headaches and I can see why. To be honest guys I am terrified that the headaches will come this year and I am alone now. I Dont know how I am going to get thru this on my own. I can actually feel changes it in my head, i know the headaches are coming. They consume your whole life.


    I wonder if they are allergy related?
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    Nov 03, 2013 4:40 AM GMT
    Sign up for ObamaCare, motherfuckers.
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    Nov 03, 2013 4:41 AM GMT
    It could be a lot of different factors. I've never heard from anyone I know of to have any headaches or anything related. In fact most people say they benefit from that extra hour of sleep! The other time change in the spring is usually the one that gets people all groggy. I love it either way though since I kinda have this weird fascination with time and clocks lol.
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    Nov 03, 2013 8:53 PM GMT
    More like awesome extra sleep.
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    Nov 04, 2013 2:49 AM GMT
    WJohnP saidSign up for ObamaCare, motherfuckers.


    LMAO
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    Nov 04, 2013 6:43 AM GMT
    Fall back is the best.
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    Nov 04, 2013 11:33 AM GMT
    LJG3 saidWill be traveling during this years change. Makes it easier since I'm already crossing time zones.


    this guy has great skin...ok back to ur timezone headache thing
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    Nov 05, 2013 2:19 PM GMT
    Because of the recent time change, people getting off work at 5 go home in total darkness. In a few weeks the street lights will come on at 3:30. Its just wrong. I don't know why they do this to us. I don't mind waking up in the dark.

    This might not be such a big issue for most North Americans. Nights where I live grow to 16 hours. The plus side is that in the summer we have 16 hour days.
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    Nov 06, 2013 10:09 PM GMT
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    Lasher1332 saidI get cluster headaches in the fall/winter (sometimes they skip a year, i didnt get them last year) and they really are the worst pain you can imagine. Imagine all the pain you ever felt in your life is altogether in your head for 45 mins or so. Or there is a little demon inside your head trying to dig his way outside your head thru your eye with a frozen icepick. They call them suicide headaches and I can see why. To be honest guys I am terrified that the headaches will come this year and I am alone now. I Dont know how I am going to get thru this on my own. I can actually feel changes it in my head, i know the headaches are coming. They consume your whole life.


    I wonder if they are allergy related?


    I don't believe they definitely know what causes them, It is related to your hypothalamus gland, your bodies "clock".. umm not getting enough oxygen while sleeping. maybe some chemical imbalances..(funny side story, it seems that LSD or magic mushrooms are one of the best cures going) and I don't know why but mine start when I enter "REM" sleep. usually and hour and a half after I fall asleep. They can be so regular they woke me up around the same time every night at one point. They seem to build up in intensity and length, Peak, and they slowly fade away..They last anywhere from 20 to 45 mins for me.. Worse thing ever!
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    Nov 06, 2013 10:15 PM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidThis is really dumb. What about people who have to change work shifts from working say the graveyard shift to a morning shift? I would imagine those people suffer a lot more because it's not just an hour we're talking about but rather, it's more than 8 hours of difference when it comes to having to adjust to a new schedule.and in many cases these people have to do this type of schedule change more than 2 times a year.But you are not seeing any articles written about this. For crying out loud, let's read about something that's worth our while. It's just one measly hour. You either have to get up early by one hour so therefore just go to bed an hour earlier. Or vice versa.



    Its not from the schedule change. I had many different schedules in my life and it didnt trigger my cluster headaches.I personally think it has more to do with how many hours of light and how many hours of darkness trigger them. I always thought they more more common around the winter solstice.. or in deep winter...
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    Lasher1332 said
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidThis is really dumb. What about people who have to change work shifts from working say the graveyard shift to a morning shift? I would imagine those people suffer a lot more because it's not just an hour we're talking about but rather, it's more than 8 hours of difference when it comes to having to adjust to a new schedule.and in many cases these people have to do this type of schedule change more than 2 times a year.But you are not seeing any articles written about this. For crying out loud, let's read about something that's worth our while. It's just one measly hour. You either have to get up early by one hour so therefore just go to bed an hour earlier. Or vice versa.



    Its not from the schedule change. I had many different schedules in my life and it didnt trigger my cluster headaches.I personally think it has more to do with how many hours of light and how many hours of darkness trigger them. I always thought they more more common around the winter solstice.. or in deep winter..Thats when I get mine, but for me they dont happen every year, sometimes they skip a year or two.. Thank God!!!.


    I also wanted to say that if you were experiencing them you might see them a little more serious. This headaches are horrible and they are not just another "headache" and when you are in your cycle of headaches it affects your whole life, and not in a good way! ;-)