Migraine headaches with CPAP
Will cpap treatment bring on a migraine headache? It seems my migraines come more often when using cpap.
It shouldn't exist migraine headaches with CPAP. Most patients with sleep apnea have fewer migraines when they start using CPAP treatment.
However, if you have now a different pressure settings on your CPAP machine, then it must be a reason for your headaches.
Regarding sleep apnea, the main reason for migraines is the oxygen deprivation
of your brain (hypoxemia). The CPAP machine should deliver enough oxygen to make you feel better. Other causes may be:
- increased intracranial pressure
- sleep disturbance caused by depression
- change in cerebral blood flow
You can learn more about sleep apnea headaches here
Regarding your CPAP treamtent, maybe you have a leak or a differet pressure setting.
Have you thought to see again a sleep technician? He can detect the differences.
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I hope it helps. Don't be afraid to comment back. Remy Thierry
Founder of Sleep Apnea Guide