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  • HEADACHE IN CHILDHOOD AND ADOLESCENCE
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Headache disorders as risk factors for sleep disturbances in school aged children

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The Journal of Headache and Pain20056:204

https://doi.org/10.1007/s10194-005-0204-z

Published: 20 July 2005

Abstract

Several epidemiological studies have shown the presence of comorbidity between various types of sleep disorders and different headache subtypes. Migraine without aura is a sensitive risk factor for disorders of initiating and maintaining sleep (odds ratio (OR) 8.2500), and chronic tension–type headache for sleep breathing disorders (OR 15.231), but headache disorder is a cumulative risk factor for disorders of excessive somnolence (OR 15.061). This result has not been reported in the clinical literature.

Key words

  • Sleep
  • Excessive diurnal sleepiness
  • Headaches
  • Sleep Disturbances Scale for Children

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