Recent Study finds Poor Sleep Increases Migraine Frequency

Posted on Aug 07, 2013

Researchers at the University of Mississippi found a link between poor quality sleep and frequent headaches. The study included 292 college students. 26.7% of the participants met the criteria for episodic migraines under the International Classification of Headache Disorders.Of those that met the criteria for episodic migraines, 85.9% of them reported clinically significant poor sleep quality versus 62% of the control group. The study concluded, "Consistent with prior studies on chronic migraine, poor sleep quality is uniquely associated with episodic migraine, and this relationship is not solely attributable to comorbid psychiatric symptomatology."

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