Sleep apnea in cluster headache.

  title={Sleep apnea in cluster headache.},
  author={L Kudrow and D J Mcginty and Evelyn R Phillips and Mario Stevenson},
  journal={Cephalalgia : an international journal of headache},
  volume={4 1},
The impetus to study sleep changes in a cluster population arose from a recent hypothesis that predicted the finding of sleep apnea in this disorder. It holds that cluster attacks may occur in response to oxygen desaturation. Proposed mechanisms involve impairment of carotid body activity secondary to hypothalamic-vasomotor regulatory dysfunction. Five chronic and five episodic cluster patients underwent nocturnal polysomnography, utilizing standard equipment for monitoring sleep status… CONTINUE READING

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