I can't pay attention if paying attention makes me sleep!
February 21, 2012 2:24 PM Subscribe
Does this happen to anyone else: Long periods of concentration result in a creeping headache that eventually prevents me from functioning until I can take a nap. If so, what can I do about it?
posted by Popular Ethics to health & fitness (21 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
This particular quirk has handicapped me for most of my life. The need to nap can arrive at the most inappropriate times - in the middle of a lecture, during a client meeting, and worst of all, on the road after driving any longer than an hour (which is the reason I'm feeling it now). The headache feels like a fog rolling in - it starts at the neck and creeps from back to front until my eyes start to black out. The funny thing is, it only takes two minutes of sleep to clear out, but if I don't get it, the fog can stay all day. Armchair diagnoses, prescriptions and research are welcome.