So I went to bed last night with a really bad headache… It was around 1am and I generally need a lot of sleep, so I just attributed it to that.
I hardly slept and woke up for church at 8am, but my head was still throbbing, right in and around my right temple. It almost felt like someone was standing there holding a really sharp kebab skewer in my head.
I brushed my teeth and went back to bed – couldn’t face going to church and putting “the smile” on, you know the one, where people ask how you are but they don’t really want to hear your answer, so you just smile and say, “great thanks, and you?”, by which time they’ve already moved onto the next one…
Anyway, I didn’t brush my teeth before bed last night (I hate doing it right before bed becase my mouth gets really dry through the night and I end up smacking my mouth and have awful breath the next day! TMI? Sorry!) So most of the time if I haven’t brushed my teeth, I get a headache, I don’t know if this is normal or not… So I usually just brush my teeth, paying extra close attention to the back ones, and then within half an hour, and sometimes a couple of Nurofen, I’m good as new.
Well as I said, I brushed my teeth and climbed back into bed. An hour and a lot of tossing and turning later I woke up again and decided it was time for the trusty Nurofen (I really should have shares in the company, the amount I go through!). I get a lot of headaches, not migraines, thankfully, but quite awful headaches, which leave me feeling a bit sicky. I am adamant that I need glasses but my optician begs to differ – and has done for almost 20 years since I began asking him! I’m just a headachey person, I guess!
So I had the Nurofen, and they’re the liquid capsules, which are brilliant, and after a cup of tea and a slice of wholemeal toast (Mr R&R is the best!) I felt fine. My back teeth are still a bit tender though. Mr R&R wonders if I clench or grind them in my sleep – he’s a grinder and is supposed to wear a rubber mouth guard. I wonder if it’s the wisdom teeth finally starting to push through the gums, as they’ve been threatening for a while now…
I guess we shall see. Does anyone else get really bad headaches when they haven’t brushed their teeth, or not done them properly?
Off to nap now 🙂