Sleep deprivation affects thermal pain thresholds but not somatosensory thresholds in healthy volunteers.


OBJECTIVE Sleep disturbances have been thought to augment pain. Sleep deprivation has been proven to produce hyperalgesic effects. It is still unclear whether these changes are truly specific to pain and not related to general changes in somatosensory functions. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effect of total sleep deprivation on thermal… (More)

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