Volume 15, Issue 1 (spring 2011)                   J Qazvin Univ Med Sci 2011, 15(1): 26-32 | Back to browse issues page

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Sadeghniiat-Haghighi K, Yazdi Z, Firoozeh M. Relationship between obstructive sleep apnea and morning headache. J Qazvin Univ Med Sci. 2011; 15 (1) :26-32
URL: http://journal.qums.ac.ir/article-1-1076-en.html
1- Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2- Qazvin Research Center for Social Determinanats of Health, Qazvin University of Medical Sciences, Qazvin, Iran , yazdizohreh@yahoo.com
3- Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences,Tehran, Iran
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Background:Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is a common disorder in the general population. Several studies have suggested that headaches, particularly morning headaches, are more common in patients with OSAS than in normal subjects. Objective:This study investigates whether exist correlation between morning headache and polysomnographic sleep parameters. Methods:This is a cross sectional study of 150 consecutive patients with OSA who underwent sleep polysomnography. Patients were interviewed about their headache history . Insomnia and subjective sleepiness was assessed using the Insomnia Severity Index and Epworth Sleepiness Scale. Polysomnographic recordings were compared in patients with and without morning headache. Findings: Headache and non-headache patients did not differ in the Respiratory Disturbance Index, either in Mean nocturnal SaO2 or sleep efficiency (P>0.05). The headache patients were more likely to be female and spend a lower time in sleep. Insomnia was a common complaint in patients being evaluated for obstructive sleep apnea. No significant association emerged between the Excessive Daytime Sleepiness with headache (P>0.05). Conclusion: Thus, nocturnal hypoxia is less likely to explain the high headache prevalence among patients admitted for polysomnography.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Internal Medicine

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