Sleep More to Beat Pain

Prevention (USA) - - PULSE -

How much you snooze could af­fect how you per­ceive pain. A study in The Jour­nal of Neu­ro­science found that peo­ple felt pain more strongly when they didn’t get enough shut-eye. “We know sleep plays a role in how the brain pro­cesses pain by am­pli­fy­ing those pain sig­nals,” says Adam Krause, a study au­thor and a doc­toral stu­dent at the Cen­ter for Hu­man Sleep Sci­ence at UC Berkeley. “And in the body, sleep is im­por­tant for bal­anc­ing in­flam­ma­tion, a com­mon source of pain.”

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