Posted by: drmolly in sleep, migraine, caffeine on
Sep 11, 2009
With a Starbucks, Caribou or other coffee shops seemingly on every street corner, "energy" drinks like Monster and the ubiquitous soda pop, today's teens are inundated with caffeinated options and many are caffeinated from morning to night.
The downside of this habit extends beyond the difficulties falling asleep well known to parents of high schoolers. In addition to feeling less need for sleep due to the stimulant effect of caffeine, the
I had a colossal migraine headache that kept me in bed for 18 hours. I have been afflicted with them since I was a kid and thought explaining what causes headaches in children would be timely.
More than 90 percent of children will have a headache at one time or another during their childhood and adolescence. Most of the time, the cause of the headache is easy to figure out. Often illnesses causing fever such as influenza and strep have headaches