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Pain reduction induced by tapentadol in patients with musculoskeletal chronic pain fosters better sleep quality.


Poor sleep may predict the increase and intensification of pain over time with increased insomnia symptoms being both a predictor and an indicator of worse pain outcomes and physical functioning status over time. However, the impact of different analgesic therapies on quality of life, functional recovery and sleep has been poorly assessed to date, whereas these evaluations may greatly help clinicians in the selection of treatment when dealing with patients with chronic pain (CP).