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Primary headache and sleep disturbances in adolescents.
Headache. 2007 Sep; 47(8):1189-94.H

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

The aim of the present study was to assess sleep patterns and the prevalence of sleep problems in adolescents with primary headaches using a validated sleep screening instrument, as well as to test the association between headache and pain features and adolescent sleep behaviors.

BACKGROUND

Sleep disturbance is a common complaint that has long been associated with primary headaches, but there exists limited evidence of the headache-sleep relationship among teens.

METHODS

Sixty-nine adolescents aged 13 to 17 years (M= 14.7; SD= 1.4) were evaluated for headaches at 2 pediatric neurology departments (90% migraine; 10% tension-type headache diagnoses). Participants completed the School Sleep Habits Questionnaire and a standardized questionnaire regarding headache characteristics.

RESULTS

Sleep complaints were prevalent among adolescents with headaches including insufficient total sleep (65.7%), daytime sleepiness (23.3%), difficulty falling asleep (40.6%), and night wakings (38%). Statistically significant relationships between headache characteristics (eg, frequency, pain intensity) and teen sleep behaviors also emerged.

CONCLUSIONS

Our findings provide further support for an association between headache and sleep disturbances among adolescents with primary headaches. This information may provide further understanding of the nature and course of the patient's headache experience, as well as facilitate treatment planning to include recommendations for promoting good sleep hygiene.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Pediatric Psychology, Columbus Children's Hospital, Columbus, OH 43205, USA.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17883524

Citation

Gilman, Deborah K., et al. "Primary Headache and Sleep Disturbances in Adolescents." Headache, vol. 47, no. 8, 2007, pp. 1189-94.
Gilman DK, Palermo TM, Kabbouche MA, et al. Primary headache and sleep disturbances in adolescents. Headache. 2007;47(8):1189-94.
Gilman, D. K., Palermo, T. M., Kabbouche, M. A., Hershey, A. D., & Powers, S. W. (2007). Primary headache and sleep disturbances in adolescents. Headache, 47(8), 1189-94.
Gilman DK, et al. Primary Headache and Sleep Disturbances in Adolescents. Headache. 2007;47(8):1189-94. PubMed PMID: 17883524.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Primary headache and sleep disturbances in adolescents. AU - Gilman,Deborah K, AU - Palermo,Tonya M, AU - Kabbouche,Marielle A, AU - Hershey,Andrew D, AU - Powers,Scott W, PY - 2007/9/22/pubmed PY - 2008/1/9/medline PY - 2007/9/22/entrez SP - 1189 EP - 94 JF - Headache JO - Headache VL - 47 IS - 8 N2 - OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to assess sleep patterns and the prevalence of sleep problems in adolescents with primary headaches using a validated sleep screening instrument, as well as to test the association between headache and pain features and adolescent sleep behaviors. BACKGROUND: Sleep disturbance is a common complaint that has long been associated with primary headaches, but there exists limited evidence of the headache-sleep relationship among teens. METHODS: Sixty-nine adolescents aged 13 to 17 years (M= 14.7; SD= 1.4) were evaluated for headaches at 2 pediatric neurology departments (90% migraine; 10% tension-type headache diagnoses). Participants completed the School Sleep Habits Questionnaire and a standardized questionnaire regarding headache characteristics. RESULTS: Sleep complaints were prevalent among adolescents with headaches including insufficient total sleep (65.7%), daytime sleepiness (23.3%), difficulty falling asleep (40.6%), and night wakings (38%). Statistically significant relationships between headache characteristics (eg, frequency, pain intensity) and teen sleep behaviors also emerged. CONCLUSIONS: Our findings provide further support for an association between headache and sleep disturbances among adolescents with primary headaches. This information may provide further understanding of the nature and course of the patient's headache experience, as well as facilitate treatment planning to include recommendations for promoting good sleep hygiene. SN - 0017-8748 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17883524/Primary_headache_and_sleep_disturbances_in_adolescents_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -