Sleep and headache syndromes

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Cluster headache and chronic paroxysmal hemicrania are most often related to sleep, and migraine may occur both during sleep and wakefulness. Cluster headache is predominantly noted in men and is a severe unilateral headache which occurs more frequently during sleep at night than during the daytime. The headache is characterized by severe excruciating pain around one eye and on the same side of the temple, accompanied by increased lacrimation, conjunctival injection, nasal stuffiness, rhinorrhea, and increased sweating from the forehead on the same side of the face. Polysomnographic recording documents occurrence of cluster headache out of REM sleep. Attacks usually last a few hours. Sleep apnoea, particularly REM-related sleep apnoea, may trigger cluster headache and there may be an increased prevalence of sleep apnoea in this condition. These patients also suffer from sleep maintenance insomnia because of awakening with cluster headache.

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