Self-reported poor sleep quality is not linked to increased risk of migraine

Takeaway

  • In people with episodic migraine, daily risk of migraine attacks is not linked to self-reported short sleep duration, fragmented sleep, or poor sleep quality.

Why this matters

    These novel findings are the first to show that although short sleep duration does not appear to trigger migraine, fragmented sleep temporally precedes migraine onset. Improving sleep fragmentation could lower the risk of migraine attacks.