The Dreaded Caffeine Headache
There isn't much to say here. I got up this morning to a splitting "Lack Of Coffee" caffeine headache so I thought, what the heck, write about it. Well, there is more top the story. I woke up at 5:45 AM, on a Sunday, with the chance at that time to make a pot, or even a cup, of delightful coffee but noped out and went back to bed. M.I.S.T.A.K.E.
We've all been there, regular consumption of coffee or other caffeine enhanced beverages, then we skip the routine, or wake up later than normal and BOOM, caffeine headache. Once I decided I'd think on this phenomena some, and maybe write on it, I decided to google why it happens, since I rarely give caffeine headaches much thought otherwise. Usually I just gobble something down, take a couple ibuprofen and was it all down with steaming black coffee.
Caffeine headache is both a misnomer and not. It is a LACK of caffeine that you are otherwise accustomed to being denied that causes it directly, but it is also the use of caffeine in the first place that sets the stage anyway. So caffeine headache it is and shall remain.
Web MD says:
"Caffeine narrows the blood vessels that surround your brain, when you stop taking it they expand again, and that can cause pain. Withdrawal: It's easy for your body to get so used to the effects of caffeine that when you don't have it in your system, you have withdrawal. A headache is one of the symptoms."
web md link
So it's NOT a coffee headache per se, anything with caffeine in it can cause it, however coffee is the usual suspect.
One way to avoid a caffeine headache is to stay caffeinated 24/\7, a possibility, lol. Another is to abstain from coffee altogether, but let's be real here, we all know THAT's not going to happen...