Sleeping patterns can have a dramatic effect on headaches. Falling asleep may help reduce a moderate or even severe headache. However, too much or too little sleep, including naps, can also provoke headaches. It is generally considered important to rise at the same time each day and avoid "sleeping in" on weekends, particularly if headaches are at their worst in the morning. Maintaining consistent sleep habits and using relaxation as a sleep-aid can greatly increase quality of life and help provide the energy to cope with problem headaches.