Will a sleep study help someone who cannot sleep due to migraines?

This question was asked in Minneapolis, Minnesota on 11/27/2012.
My daughter suffers migraines from a pinched nerve and suffers from lack of sleep due to the migraines. Will a sleep study help her? Can we get help for both problems?

Doctors Answers (2)

Jeannine Louise Gingras, MD
Answered on: 11/29/2012

A sleep study would not be helpful. I would recommend an evaluation by a neurologist or pain management.

J. Douglas Hudson, MD, DABSM
Answered on: 11/28/2012

Based on the information given, I doubt a sleep study would be indicated or helpful to determine the relationship between your daughter's migraines and insomnia. You can, however, get help with both problems. Medication, biofeedback and correcting triggers for the headaches are some of the treatment options.