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Circadian preference and insomnia differs between individuals with and without migraine in a nonclinical sample: results from the NIMH family study

Thursday, September 14, 2017 — Poster Session III

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
FAES Terrace


  • K Witonsky
  • L Cui
  • T Lateef
  • K Merikangas


Both headaches and sleeping difficulties can negatively impact quality of life and can often co-exist in an individual. Previous research on sleep patterns in migraine has mostly been conducted on clinical samples that are not representative of the spectrum of migraine in the population. The goals of this study are to examine sleep patterns and disorders in a community based sample of people with migraine and their relatives. The sample included 515 probands and 608 of their first degree relatives. Diagnostic criteria for migraine and insomnia were assessed via structured interviews for headache and sleep, respectively. Circadian preference was assessed with the Composite Scale of Morningness (CSM). Probands with migraine were more likely to report insomnia (47.95%) than probands without migraine (25.9%) (p

Category: Epidemiology