9/3/07 #1 - Untreated sleep apnea a Migraine trigger?

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    Could you tell if untreated sleep apnea could be the source of migraines? I did a sleep test last year and the results were borderline (no apnea per se but not far from it). I have also been suffering from bad migraines and was wondering if their was a relationship between the two.

     

     

    Answer:

     

    Hello;

     

    Although not the underlying cause, anything that disrupts sleep or affects the quality of sleep can be a Migraine trigger for some people. That would include sleep apnea. That doesn't necessarily mean that it's a Migraine trigger for you, but it is a possibility worth discussing with your doctor.

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Published On: September 03, 2007