Sleep and headaches during adolescence

Oliviero Bruni, Luana Novelli, Vincenzo Guidetti, Raffaele Ferri

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Adolescence is a complex period of life with hormonal, physiologic, and psychological modifications that affect headache and sleep. Because of the well-documented association between sleep and headache, it is reasonable to expect that changes in sleep would be reflected in the onset, duration, and frequency of headache. The sleep structure changes and the presence of poor sleep hygiene in adolescence could be responsible for the appearance of headache in adolescents or could contribute to the increased chronicity of headaches. It is essential in adolescence to perform a careful analysis of sleep habits, patterns, and disturbances to develop adequate treatment methods for both sleep and headache.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)446-456
Number of pages11
JournalAdolescent Medicine: State of the Art Reviews
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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