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Study: Nap may make headache worse

February 17, 2009 8:05:35 AM PST
When a headache hits, the temptation to take a nap may be strong, but researchers say that's not a good idea.A new study finds that napping could make symptoms worse because a nap disrupts normal sleep patterns and increases the risk of insomnia.

Insomnia is also a trigger for tension-type headaches.

The study is published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine.


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