Posted by Bob P (188.8.131.52) on April 27, 2001 at 11:46:14:
In Reply to: Apnea posted by Tim M on April 27, 2001 at 10:47:55:
I just can't make the connection.
If you have sleep apnea, you have it all the time.
If you get cluster headaches, you get them periodically not all the time.
You get cluster headaches during the day but only have apnea during sleep.
Read the older studies on CH and you'll see that CH sufferers are mainly male (something which does tie in with the hypothalamic relationship with CH).
Most sufferers have hazel eyes.
Most sufferers have leonid features (square jaw).
Most sufferers are timid, big men with small wifes.
Most sufferes have orange peel complexions.
and a whole bunch of other observations of what people with CH are like.
Hypothalmic irregularities can account for the blunted nocturnal peak melatonin concentration and complete loss of circadian rhythm seen in cluster heads. Both items which affect sleep.
The article which came out re CH and apnea failed to touch on any physical connection between the two.
I just have a real hard time conecting these two.
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