Headache and Sleep in Children

  • Benedetta Bellini
  • Sara Panunzi
  • Oliviero Bruni
  • Vincenzo Guidetti
Childhood and Adolescent Headache (S Evers, Section Editor)
Part of the following topical collections:
  1. Topical Collection on Childhood and Adolescent Headache


Several scientific studies report a close relationship between sleep and headache: sleep changes may reflect the onset and increase of both duration and frequency of headache attacks. Variations in sleep architecture, together with a poor sleep hygiene in children, may indeed be responsible for the onset of headache and its development into a chronic disease. For a correct clinical management of children with headache, it is therefore fundamental to investigate their sleep habits, architecture and potential disturbances, in order to develop adequate therapeutic plans for both sleep and headache.


Headache Sleep disorders Children Circadian rhythm Therapeutic plans 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Benedetta Bellini
    • 1
  • Sara Panunzi
    • 1
  • Oliviero Bruni
    • 2
  • Vincenzo Guidetti
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Pediatrics and Child and Adolescent Neuropsychiatry, Faculty of Medicine and OdontoiatryUniversity “La Sapienza”RomeItaly
  2. 2.Department of Social and Developmental Psychology, Faculty of Medicine and PsychologyUniversity “La Sapienza”RomeItaly

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