Cluster headache with obstructive sleep apnea and periodic limb movements during sleep: A case report

Pelin Z., Bozluolcay M.

HEADACHE, vol.45, no.1, pp.81-83, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier


We report the case of a man with episodic cluster headache who suffered from severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) as well as periodic limb movements during sleep (PLMS). His attacks of headache occurred primarily during sleep being timely to REM sleep as 90 to 120 minutes interval. OSAs were more frequent and prolonged during REM sleep and oxygen saturation decreased to 81% during this sleep period. Periodic limb movements were also observed in our patient that were more frequent during the first half of the polysomnographic recordings. This case is one of the few reporting cases with CH who had both OSA and PLMS.