Insomnia and Migraine: A Review of Evidence-Based, Biobehavioral Interventions

David Walker, Niushen Zhang, Lauren R. Natbony

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Purpose of Review: The purpose of this review is to discuss the current evidence for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) for patients with migraine and comorbid insomnia. In this article, we provide a narrative review of the literature on CBT-I and migraine, highlighting recent advances in research into this topic. Finally, we propose a way for clinicians to integrate CBT-I into clinical practice. Recent Findings: Multiple studies support CBT-I as a validated modality for the treatment of insomnia in migraine. Summary: CBT-I is used to treat insomnia and should be offered as first line therapy. Clinicians should screen for insomnia in all patients with headache, especially in those with migraine, to best manage this condition through the implementation of specific insomnia treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-25
Number of pages7
JournalCurrent Pain and Headache Reports
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2023


  • CBT-I
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia
  • Headache
  • Insomnia
  • Migraine


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