Habitual snoring as a risk factor for chronic daily headache

A. I. Scher*, R. B. Lipton, W. F. Stewart

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Frequent headache is associated with a variety of sleep disorders. The authors compared the prevalence of snoring in a group of chronic daily headache (CDH) subjects (n = 206) with a control group of episodic headache subjects (n = 507). Habitual snoring was more common in the CDH subjects than in the control subjects (24 vs 14%; p < 0.05); the difference remained after adjusting for factors related to sleep-disordered breathing (OR = 2.9; p < 0.005). If this association proves causal, sleep-disordered breathing may provide a target for therapeutic interventions for chronic daily headache.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1366-1368
Number of pages3
Issue number8
StatePublished - 22 Apr 2003
Externally publishedYes


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