Acta Scientific Neurology (ASNE) (ISSN: 2582-1121)

Case Report Volume 6 Issue 3

Dealing with Nocturnal Headaches? Don’t Forget Hypnic Headache

Soumya Bhowmik1*, Kuljeet Singh Anand2 and Chaudhari Sagarbhai Hemabhai3

1Post DM Senior Resident Department of Neurology, ABVIMS and Dr. RML Hospital, New Delhi, India
2Professor Department of Neurology, ABVIMS and Dr. RML Hospital, New Delhi, India
3DM Senior Resident Department of Neurology, ABVIMS and Dr. RML Hospital, New Delhi, India

*Corresponding Author: Soumya Bhowmik, Post DM Senior Resident Department of Neurology, ABVIMS and Dr. RML Hospital, New Delhi, India.

Received: November 29, 2022; Published: February 02, 2023


Hypnic headache (HH) is a rare primary headache disorder typically affecting the elderly population, characterized by recurrent attacks of headache occurring strictly during sleep. A 68 year old hypertensive female presented with repeated attacks of nocturnal headache occurring exclusively during sleep around 2:00 am for the last 5 months. The pain is bilateral diffuse dull aching type lasting for 1-2 hours. Her general physical and detailed systemic examinations were unremarkable. Magnetic Resonance (MR) imaging and MR Angiography of brain were normal. She was started on tablet indomethacin 75mg at bedtime and a cup of coffee at night before going to sleep. She responded favourably over a period of next 1 month.

Keywords: Hypnic Headache; Nocturnal Headache; Sleep


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Citation: Soumya Bhowmik.,et al. “Dealing with Nocturnal Headaches? Don’t Forget Hypnic Headache". Acta Scientific Neurology 6.3 (2023): 12-14.


Copyright: © 2023 Soumya Bhowmik.,et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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