Migraine headaches and sleep disturbances in children.

Migraine headaches and sleep disturbances in children.

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Posted Mon 29th Aug 2016
A study by Case Western Reserve University, Ohio.has investigated the prevalence and nature of sleep disturbances in children with migraine headaches. A relationship between migraine headaches and sleep disturbances has been suggested in both children and adults, but there is a lack of research examining the relationship between specific headache features and the range of sleep behaviors in children.The study found that the frequency and duration of migraine headaches predicted specific sleep disturbances, including sleep anxiety, parasomnias, and bedtime resistance, and that children with migraine headaches have a high prevalence of sleep disturbances. The direction of the relationship between headaches and sleep is unknown. Regardless, interventions targeting sleep habits may improve headache symptoms, and effective treatment of headaches in children may positively impact sleep. (Headache 2003 Apr;43(4):362-8 ) (Miller VA, Palermo TM, Powers SW, Scher MS, Hershey AD.)