The term 'daylight saving ends' is one of the most popular search terms on the Internet on Wednesday, but some researchers say it could give you a headache if you are susceptible to cluster headaches.
What are cluster headaches?
According the the University of Maryland Medical Center, "Cluster headaches are among the most painful types of headaches. They are marked by excruciating stabbing and penetrating pain, which is usually centered around the eye. Cluster headache attacks occur very suddenly and without warning, with the pain peaking within 15 minutes."
The end of daylight saving can trigger a headache similar to a cluster headache
The UMMC notes, "Chronic Paroxysmal Hemicrania. Chronic paroxysmal hemicrania is very similar to cluster headache. It causes multiple, short, and severe daily headaches with symptoms resembling those of cluster headache. As compared to cluster headaches, the attacks are shorter (1 - 2 minutes) and more frequent (occurring an average of 15 times a day). This headache is even rarer than cluster headache, tends to occur in women, and responds to treatment with the anti-inflammatory drug indomethacin (Indocin, generic)."
When does daylight savings end?
Turn the clocks back an hour before you go to bed on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. Daylight saving time ends at 2 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013.
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