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Papers: 4 Jan 2020 - 10 Jan 2020


Human Studies


J Pain Res


Sleep, Experimental Pain and Clinical Pain in Patients with Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain and Healthy Controls.


Stroemel-Scheder C, Karmann A J, Ziegler E, Heesen M, Knippenberg-Bigge K, Lang PM, Lautenbacher S
J Pain Res. 2019; 12:3381-3393.
PMID: 31908522.


Everyday variations in night sleep in healthy pain-free subjects are at most weakly associated with pain, whereas strong alterations (eg, sleep deprivation, insomnia) lead to hyperalgesic pain changes. Since it remains unclear how substantial sleep alterations need to be in order to affect the pain system and lead to a coupling of both functions, the present study aimed at providing sufficient variance for co-variance analyses by examining a sample consisting of both healthy subjects and chronic pain patients.