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Lack of sleep increases pain after operations but caffeine lessens the effect, research team discovers

06:31 EDT 22 Aug 2017 | Arthritis Digest

Caffeine blocks the increase in surgical pain caused by previous sleep loss, says a new study published in Sleep. “Several studies demonstrate that pre- and postoperative sleep disturbances worsen pain and, more importantly, predict the onset of long-term postoperative pain,” explains Dr Giancarlo Vanini, one of the research team.” Using rodents the team found that […]

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