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Minerva Pediatrica 2011 April;63(2):105-9

language: English

Cosleeping in childhood migraine

Carotenuto M. 1, Esposito M. 1, Precenzano F. 1, Castaldo L. 1, Roccella M. 2

1 Center for Childhood Headache, Clinic of Child and Adolescent Neuropsychiatry, Second University of Naples, Naples, Italy;
2 Department of Psychology - University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy


AIM: Cosleeping is the practice of parents and children sleeping together in body contact for all or part of the night. There is a close relationship between sleep habits and headache disorders. Aim of the study was to identify prevalence of cosleeping in children with migraine disorder.
METHODS: A total of 181 school-aged children referred to Headache Center for Developmental Age for Migraine without aura (MoA). Sex and age matched control group consists of 729 children recruited in schools in Campania.
RESULTS: Cosleeping’s prevalence is higher in children with MoA than in the control group (P=0.003) and an OR of 2.32 (95% CI 1.36-3.97).
CONCLUSION: At our knowledge, our study is the first specific on prevalence of cosleeping in MoA school-aged children and show the importance of migraine power to invade all aspect of life of children affecting also their family management.

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