The influence of orofacial pain on sleep pattern: a review of theory, animal models and future directions.

Abstract

Sleep is necessary for the maintenance of normal physiological function and vital processes. Pain exerts a broad range of effects upon sleep patterns. Nevertheless, these two conditions are poorly understood, in part due to the limited choice of experimental models available to study these conditions. Among pain conditions, temporomandibular joint pain and… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.sleep.2008.09.018

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