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How can a migraine diary help with sleeping problems?

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To help pinpoint if patterns in your sleep make you more likely to get migraines, keep a migraine diary. Write down things like:

Besides revealing patterns in your migraine attacks, a diary may help you and your doctor figure out if you have a sleep disorder.

  • When your headache begins, where the pain is, how long it lasts, and if treatment works
  • How much sleep you get each night and when you go to bed
  • Your bedtime routine
  • Waking up during the night
  • How you feel when you get up in the morning
  • Taking naps or feeling sleepy during the day

SOURCES:

Headache : "Headache and Sleep: Examination of Sleep Patterns and Complaints in a Large Clinical Sample of Migraineurs."

The Migraine Trust: "Sleep and migraine."

American Migraine Foundation: "Sleep Disorders and Headache."

National Sleep Foundation: "Sleep Diary."

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on April 2, 2019

SOURCES:

Headache : "Headache and Sleep: Examination of Sleep Patterns and Complaints in a Large Clinical Sample of Migraineurs."

The Migraine Trust: "Sleep and migraine."

American Migraine Foundation: "Sleep Disorders and Headache."

National Sleep Foundation: "Sleep Diary."

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on April 2, 2019

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