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How to Sleep With SCM pain? 

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STUDY OBJECTIVES Disturbed sleep is observed in association with acute and chronic pain, and some data suggest that disturbed and shortened sleep enhances pain.

Sleep loss and REM sleep loss are hyperalgesic.
01 Feb 2006Sleep      384 citations

Identifying and treating comorbid sleep disturbances can improve the treatment of patients with chronic pain.

The results emphasize the importance of including sleep in both assessment and treatment of chronic pain patients.

Better control of a patient’s pain is associated with greater sleep efficiency and total sleep time.

The treatment is potentially promising in terms of improved sleep for patients with longstanding pain.

Sleep disruption is usually considered to be a consequence of the pain experience.

Given this bidirectionality, treatment must focus on alleviation of both the pain and sleep disturbance.