Children With Migraine At Increased Risk Of Sleep Disturbances

Adults too and count me in… chronic insomnia from birth.

The study found the children with migraine were twice as likely as the other children in the study to have sleep apnea, otherwise known as sleep disordered breathing, which involves repeated arousals from sleep because the upper airway for breathing has been obstructed. Sleep disordered breathing was found in 56 percent of children with migraine versus 30 percent of children with non-migraine headache.

Severe migraine was also associated with shorter total sleep time, longer total time to fall asleep, and shorter REM sleep, which is the stage of sleep in which most dreams can be recalled.

Medical news




One comment

  1. It is really sad that so many children have sleep apnea. This could be tied to obesity rates and a really stunning survey by a doctor in Hershey PA recently found that 91% of all obese children have migraines!!Irregular sleep is a real trigger for migraine. If I go more than two nights with disrupted sleep..bam. Migraine.Thanks for the info!


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