More Sleep, Less Headache - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

7/5/06

More Sleep, Less Headache

The sleep headache connection is getting support from the University of North Carolina.  A study there using women with chronic migraines found that by improving their sleep habits, they were able to drastically reduce the number and intensity of their headaches.

"It's like for the diabetic - diet must be taken seriously - for the headache patient sleep must be taken seriously," said Anne Calhoun a headache researcher, at the University of North Carolina.

Dr. Calhoun says the sleep solution calls for sticking to a regular bedtime with eight hours of sleep every night and no food for four hours and nothing to drink for two hours before bed.

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