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J Headache Pain. 2005 Sep;6(4):268-70.

Headache disorders as risk factors for sleep disturbances in school aged children.

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  • 1Dipartimento di Psichiatria, Neuropsichiatria infantile, Audiofoniatria, Dermatovenereologia, Cattedra di Neuropsichiatria Infantile, Via Pansini 5 PAD XI, I-80131, Naples, Italy. marco.carotenuto@unina2.it

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.

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