Efficacy of Behavioral Insomnia Treatment for Chronic Migraine

Sponsored by University of Mississippi, Oxford

Phase Quota
Phase N/A

The purpose of this study is to test the efficacy of a brief behavioral insomnia intervention in reducing headache frequency and severity among patients with chronic migraine and insomnia. It is hypothesized that this intervention will produce greater changes in headache frequency and severity than will a comparison treatment involving non-sleep-specific general lifestyle modifications.

Study Start Date: March 2011

Estimated Completion Date: December 2013

Specialties: Internal Medicine: Neurology Nursing: Neurology Psychiatry: Neuropsych Sciences,Psychotherapy/analysis Neurology: Headache,Sleep Physician Assistant: Neurology


  • Behavioral: Stimulus Control and Sleep Restriction
  • Behavioral: Lifestyle Modification

Inclusion criteria

  • Adult patients aged 18-65 diagnosed with chronic migraine (15 or more days with bheadache per month, most of which must be migraine) and insomnia who present for routine medical care for migraine

Exclusion criteria

  • Currently pregnant or breastfeeding, being unable to read or speak English at a 6th grade level, alcohol or substance abuse or dependence, bipolar disorder or seizure disorder, psychiatric hospitalization within the last year, medication overuse headache, and patients not stable on current migraine medications

Study Locations And Contact Information

  • Psychological Services Center, University Mississippi

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