Hypnic headache syndrome: Excessive periodic limb movements in polysomnographyElif Kocasoy Orhan1, Nalan Kayrak Ertas2, Kadir Serkan Orhan3, Mustafa Ertas1
1Istanbul University Istanbul Faculty Of Medicine, Department Of Neurology, İstanbul, Turkey
2Bakırkoy State Hospital For Psychiatric And Neurological Diseases, Third Neurology Department, İstanbul, Turkey
3Istanbul University Istanbul Faculty Of Medicine, Department Of Otorhinolaryngology And Head And Neck Surgery, İstanbul, Turkey
We report a patient with hypnic headache syndrome associated with excessive periodic limb movements in sleep, which is a unique finding for this syndrome recorded in polysomnography. She had had daily hypnic headache attacks history for 10 years. Her headache attacks ceased immediately after lithium carbonate therapy and she has been headache-free for 5 months.
Elif Kocasoy Orhan, Nalan Kayrak Ertas, Kadir Serkan Orhan, Mustafa Ertas. Hypnic headache syndrome: Excessive periodic limb movements in polysomnography. Ağrı. 2004; 16(4): 28-30
Corresponding Author: Elif Kocasoy Orhan