Hypnic Headache

@article{Evers2005HypnicH,
  title={Hypnic Headache},
  author={S. Evers and P. Goadsby},
  journal={Practical Neurology},
  year={2005},
  volume={5},
  pages={144 - 149}
}
INTRODUCTION Hypnic headache is a rare episodic headache syndrome first described by Raskin in 1988. It has also been called ‘clockwise headache’ or ‘alarm-clock headache’ (Newman et al. 1990). More than 80 similar cases have been reported and our recent systematic review of all published cases described the typical clinical picture and treatment options (Evers & Goadsby 2003). Characteristically, many times a month, a dull pain wakens the patient from sleep, it lasts for more than 15 min… Expand
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The review of the published cases suggests that hypnic headache tends to be a chronic unremitting disorder. Expand
The Hypnic (“Alarm Clock”) Headache Syndrome
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Hypnic headache syndrome is a rare, sleep-related, benign headache disorder that largely remains unchanged or attenuates over time, but frequency may vary in either direction. Expand
Posterior Fossa Meningioma Presenting as Hypnic Headache
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A patient who presented with otherwise typical hypnic headache accompanied by longstanding bilateral deafness and minimal imbalance was described, and magnetic resonance imaging showed evidence of a posterior fossa meningioma. Expand
Hypnic Headache: Another Indomethacin‐Responsive Headache Syndrome?
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Hypnic headache syndrome appears to represent yet another headache disorder in which there is sometimes an impressive response to indomethacin, and lithium has been reported to be an effective treatment, but the side effects of this medication are sometimes prohibitive. Expand
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Three patients with long‐standing hypnic headache underwent overnight polysomnography and the results were quite variable, ranging from normal to marked sleep insufficiency. Expand
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An additional case supports the view of a relationship between the hypnic headache syndrome and the REM sleep stage and Lithium therapy decreased the intensity and frequency of headache attacks. Expand
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Although some patients did not fulfil the diagnostic criteria described by Dodick et al in a previous series of cases, the night-time presentation with no associated autonomic disorder and good response to lithium carbonate were in favour of the diagnosis of hypnic headaches. Expand
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Hypnic Headache Syndrome
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A recently seen case that is of interest to the discussion of the overlap between trigeminal neuralgia and SlfNCT is described and a patient with short-lasting unilateral pain and autonomic symptoms should be best classified as SUNCT. Expand
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Although mean nocturnal oxygen saturation was decreased in another patient, nightly oxygen inhalation did not result in an improvement of the headache and hypnic headache was also associated with periodic limb movements. Expand
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