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Sleep Loss Heightens Pain Sensitivity and Dulls Brain’s Painkilling Response

by Neuroscience News

When we’re in pain, we have a hard time sleeping. But how does poor sleep affect pain? For the first time, scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, have answered that question by identifying neural glitches in the sleep-deprived brain that can intensify and prolong the agony of sickness and injury.

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