From Park Plaza Hospital, Neurology, Houston, Texas.
Exploding Head Syndrome Followed by Sleep Paralysis: A Rare Migraine Aura
Article first published online: 5 APR 2006
Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain
Volume 46, Issue 4, pages 682–683, April 2006
How to Cite
Evans, R. W. (2006), Exploding Head Syndrome Followed by Sleep Paralysis: A Rare Migraine Aura. Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain, 46: 682–683. doi: 10.1111/j.1526-4610.2006.00416.x
- Issue published online: 5 APR 2006
- Article first published online: 5 APR 2006
- Accepted for publication December 14, 2005.
- exploding head syndrome;
- sleep paralysis;
- migraine aura
A 26-year-old patient is described with a unique migraine aura. She described an 8-year history of episodes occurring 1 to 2 times yearly of exploding head syndrome followed by sleep paralysis followed by a migraine headache. She also had identical headaches without aura about once per week. Both aura symptoms, which may occur in the brainstem, resulted in activation of the trigeminovascular system through an unknown mechanism.