From the Department of Neurology, Dokuz Eylul University Faculity of Medicine.
Headache in Sleep Apnea Syndrome
Article first published online: 4 JUN 2004
Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain
Volume 44, Issue 6, pages 603–606, June 2004
How to Cite
Idiman, F., Oztura, I., Baklan, B., Özturk, V., Kursad, F. and Pakoz, B. (2004), Headache in Sleep Apnea Syndrome. Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain, 44: 603–606. doi: 10.1111/j.1526-4610.2004.446009.x
- Issue published online: 4 JUN 2004
- Article first published online: 4 JUN 2004
- Accepted for publication January 1, 2004.
- sleep apnea syndrome;
- polysomnographic findings;
- morning headache;
- good morning headache
Objective.—To find out whether there is a relationship between the headache characteristics and polysomnographic findings in patients with prediagnosis of the sleep apnea syndrome (SAS) and, if there is, to search for its possible cause.
Background.—Chronic morning headache is considered by many to be an important part of the SAS. Some reports support this relationship, and some do not.
Methods.—We questioned 75 patients with SAS about headache. Headaches were classified according to the International Headache Society (IHS-88) system. We evaluated the relationship between headache and polysomnographic findings.
Results.—There was no statistically significant relationship between headache and apnea hypopnea index (AHI) or minimal oxygen saturation (P > .05).
Conclusions.—We could not demonstrate a statistically significant relationship between headache, AHI, and minimal oxygen saturation in our patients with SAS.