How do sleep disturbance and chronic pain inter-relate? Insights from the longitudinal and cognitive-behavioral clinical trials literature.

@article{Smith2004HowDS,
  title={How do sleep disturbance and chronic pain inter-relate? Insights from the longitudinal and cognitive-behavioral clinical trials literature.},
  author={Michael Thomas Smith and Jennifer A. Haythornthwaite},
  journal={Sleep medicine reviews},
  year={2004},
  volume={8 2},
  pages={
          119-32
        }
}
Sleep disturbance is perhaps one of the most prevalent complaints of patients with chronically painful conditions. Experimental studies of healthy subjects and cross-sectional research in clinical populations suggest the possibility that the relationship between sleep disturbance and pain might be reciprocal, such that pain disturbs sleep continuity/quality and poor sleep further exacerbates pain. This suggests that aggressive management of sleep disturbance may be an important treatment… CONTINUE READING
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