- People with a history of migraines are significantly more likely to have self-reported insomnia, anxiety, or depression compared with those without a migraine history.
- Those with both migraine and insomnia histories have an even higher risk of anxiety and depression.
Why this matters
- Clinicians working with migraine patients who report insomnia might consider screening for anxiety and depression.
- Data of 2695 participants from a nationwide population-based survey on headache and sleep, the Korean Headache-Sleep Study.
- Funding: Korean government.
- 5.3% of participants had migraine.
- 9.9% of participants had anxiety, 4.3% had depression, and 9.4% had self-reported insomnia.
- Participants with migraine vs no migraine had higher prevalence of:
- Self-reported insomnia: 21.7% vs 8.7% (P<.001>
- Anxiety: 30.1% vs 8.8% (P<.001 and>
- Depression: 16.8% vs 3.6% (P<.001>
- Anxiety: OR, 7.0 (95% CI, 3.0-16.7); and
- Depression: OR, 3.3 (95% CI, 1.3-8.5).
- Survey-based data.
Coauthored with Chitra Ravi, MPharm