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Headache and Sleep: Examination of
Sleep Patterns and Complaints in a Large
Clinical Sample of Headache Sufferers
Kelman L.; Raines J.C.
Posted: July 2003  
Presented at: 45th Annual Scientific Meeting
American Headache Society
June 19-22, 2003; Chicago, Illinois

Objectives:   This study examined a wide variety of sleep parameters in a large clinical sample of migraineurs. To our knowledge, this is the largest study to date examining sleep in headache patients.

Conclusions:   These data support earlier research identifying a substantial sleep/headache relationship and implicate sleep disturbance in specific headache patterns and severity. This study underscores the importance of obtaining a thorough sleep history from headache patients.