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Subjective sleep quality in people with migraines worse

Subjects ” Migraines and headaches

HealthDay News – People with migraines report poorer subjective sleep quality than healthy people with less rapid eye movement (REM) sleep for adults and children with migraines, according to a study published online in Neurology on September 22nd.

Emily Charlotte Stanyer of King’s College London and colleagues reviewed case-controlled studies that measured polysomnography and / or the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) in patients with migraines. Effect sizes (Hedges’ g) were included in a random effects model meta-analysis. Data from 32 eligible studies were included.

The researchers found that adults with migraines had higher PSQI scores compared to healthy controls (g = 0.75). Those with chronic versus episodic disease had a greater effect (g = 1.03 versus 0.63). In polysomnographic studies, the percentage of REM sleep in adults and children with migraines was lower compared to controls (g = -0.22 and -0.71). Compared to controls, pediatric patients had a shorter total sleep time (g = −1.37), more waking time (g = 0.52) and a shorter sleep latency (g = −0.37).

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“The interplay between migraines and sleep is probably complex and still poorly understood,” the authors write. “However, this meta-analysis underscores the importance of assessing and treating sleep as an integral part of migraine management.”

Several authors have disclosed financial ties to the pharmaceutical industry; one author disclosed links to publishing.

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