Response to the letter from Professor Helena Hachul and colleagues.

  title={Response to the letter from Professor Helena Hachul and colleagues.},
  author={Yoshitaka Suzuki and Caroline Arbour and Samar S Khoury and Gilles J. Lavigne},
  journal={Sleep medicine},
Thank you for your interest regarding our recent paper entitled: “Individuals with pain need more sleep in the early stage of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI)” published in Sleep Medicine [1]. Overall, we found that 29% of recovering mTBI individuals express an increased need for sleep (suggesting a subgroup effect) at one month post-trauma, particularly in the context of unrelieved acute pain (1). The suggested hypothesis of increased sleep needs as a compensatory mechanism for pain after… CONTINUE READING