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Human Studies

2020 03

Sleep Med


I’m tired and it hurts! Sleep quality and acute pain response in a chronic pain population.


Woelk J, Goerlitz D, Wachholtz A
Sleep Med. 2020 03; 67:28-32.
PMID: 31884308.


There are bidirectional links between sleep quality and pain, with recent research suggesting that sleep impairment more strongly predicts future pain than vice versa. Relatively few studies have examined the relationship between sleep quality and acute pain among chronic pain patients. The purpose of the current study is to investigate relationships among subjective sleep quality and behavioral and physiological responses to a cold pressor pain task (CPT) in chronic pain patients.