The Association of Chronic Pain and Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

Chronic pain and disrupted sleep are commonly associated and they share a circular relationship - pain disturbs sleep, and poor sleep worsens the pain response.  It is estimated that 28 million Americans have sleep complaints due to chronic pain syndromes. A recent article published by Medscape The Association of Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Chronic Pain looks at this bidirectional relationship between chronic pain and obstructive sleep apnea.  

Posted by NeuroMetrix in Sleep Disorders