Study: Sleep Deprivation Linked to the Higher Sensitivity to Pain

Sleep Deprivation Linked to the Higher Sensitivity to Pain

According to the recent research, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, sleep deprivation is associated with the increased sensitivity to pain due to numbing the natural mechanisms of the painkilling response of the brain.

For the research, the scientists induced pain in 24 healthy young volunteers applying heat to their legs while scanning the brains of these participants to examine the circuits that process pain. Having analyzed the received data, the researchers found that those participants with inadequate sleep were feeling discomfort at lower temperatures.

Professor Matthew Walker from the University of California in Berkeley, one of the authors of the study, says: “Our findings suggest that patient care would be markedly improved, and hospital beds cleared sooner, if uninterrupted sleep were embraced as an integral component of healthcare management.”

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