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What can cause a morning tension headache?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Morning tension headaches occur because, during sleep, muscles are inactive and blood vessels can stiffen. When you wake up, blood pressure spikes to give you the energy you need to start the day. This can result in the pressure surge behind a morning headache.

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