Sleep-related headaches.

Keywords: Headache, daily headache, awakening headache, migraine, chronic migraine, chronic daily migraine, insomnia, sleep disorder, sleep apnea, and tension-type headache.

Are you experiencing daily headaches? Usually in the mornings or after you awake from sleep? Awakening headaches or chronic daily headaches are often signs of a sleep disorder. Insomnia, the most prevalent sleep disorder, is related to tension-type headaches and can increase your risk of anxiety and depression. Dr. Stan Farrell focuses on the treatment of all types of headaches, especially migraines. Dr. Farrell is Board Certified and a member of the American Headache Society and a Diplomate with the American Board of Orofacial Pain, making him one of the best choices for your migraine headache treatment. If you are having trouble sleeping, experience daily headaches, and have exhausted your treatment options, please schedule an appointment for a consultation with Dr. Farrell at 480-945-3629.

Rains JC, Poceta JS. Center for Sleep Evaluation, Elliot Hospital, 185 Queen City Avenue, Manchester, NH 03102, USA.

Abstract: Irrespective of diagnosis, chronic daily, morning, or “awakening” headache patterns are soft signs of a sleep disorder. Sleep apnea headache may emerge de novo or may present as an exacerbation of cluster, migraine, tension-type, or other headache. Insomnia is the most prevalent sleep disorder in chronic migraine and tension-type headache, and increases risk for depression and anxiety. Sleep disturbance (e.g., sleep loss, oversleeping, schedule shift) is an acute headache trigger for migraine and tension-type headache. Snoring and sleep disturbance are independent risk factors for progression from episodic to chronic headache.