Got pain? Get better sleep

The cell phone blares out reveille. Your eyes open reluctantly and you realize it’s morning, having only gone to bed four hours earlier because of a late-night party. You creak out of bed to ready yourself for work, arthritic joints hurting much more than usual. A painful day lies ahead even after taking ibuprofen. Does this sound familiar? If it does, you are not alone. Nearly 70% of Americans report getting insufficient sleep on a regular basis, and approximately 20% of Americans suffer from chronic pain. Recently, the intersection between these two conditions has become more apparent. The association between sleep deficiency or poor quality sleep and increased perception of pain from various medical conditions is well known; poor sleep quality predicts greater intensity of pain from conditions such as back strain, arthritis, and fibromyalgia. In many cases, the relationship is bi-directional. For example, my colleagues and I have documented that heartburn is worse after a poor night’s sleep, and conversely heartburn can result in disrupted sleep. Recent studies now provide a greater understanding of why pain worsens after poor sleep. In brain imaging studies using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), there is greater activation of brain regions controlling perception of pain after a poor night’s sleep. In addition, the activity of other brain regions responsible for dampening the sensation of increased pain is reduced. The net effect is that the perception o...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Fatigue Pain Management Sleep Source Type: blogs

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AbstractAplastic anemia (AA) has been reported to be associated with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), but mostly with ulcerative colitis (UC). Little is known about the associations between AA and Crohn ’s disease (CD). We aim to determine the portraits of patients with AA-CD. Among a total of 657 patients with CD registered in Xijing Hospital of Digestive Diseases IBD center from January 2008 to October 2018, the patients diagnosed with concurrent AA were reviewed. Clinical presentation, medical history, endoscopic features, response to treatment, and prognosis in this set of patients were collected. Six male patie...
Source: Annals of Hematology - Category: Hematology Source Type: research
Conclusions: Since One Shape and Revo-S are both based on the rotational approach and WaveOne on reciprocal approach, less incidence of postoperative pain intensity with One Shape and Revo-S in single-appointment nonsurgical endodontic retreatment could be associated with the motion type during root canal shaping.
Source: Quintessence International - Category: Dentistry Source Type: research
Sk ármeta, Nicolas Patri / Pesce, Maria Cecilia / Saldivia, Josefina / Espinoza-Mellado, Paula / Montini, Francisca / Sotomayor, ClaudioPage 662 - 669Objective: The understanding the etiology of painful temporomandibular disorders (TMD) has evolved over the last eight decades. Evidence-based systematic research had questioned historical concepts and abandoned preconceived dogmas based purely on mechanically based etiologies, transforming TMD into a complex musculoskeletal chronic pain model. Unfortunately, many of these old ideas persist in undergraduate education and the dental community. Revisiting the historical ...
Source: Quintessence International - Category: Dentistry Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 18 August 2019Source: Journal of Oral Biology and Craniofacial ResearchAuthor(s): Sourav Sarkar, N.T. Prashanth, E.S. Shobha, Vinod Rangan, G. NikhilaAbstractObjectivesThe aim of this study is to compare the effectiveness of Platelet Rich Fibrin gel and Chitosan gel dressing in providing hemostasis in patients receiving Oral Antiplatelet Therapy and also to evaluate their surgical healing outcome following dental extractions.MethodologyA total of 60 patients under Oral Antiplatelet Therapy indicated for tooth extraction were included for treatment in the study without altering the oral an...
Source: Journal of Oral Biology and Craniofacial Research - Category: Dentistry Source Type: research
This study uses interviews (qualitative) to collect data from women technology librarians who work in an academic library within the United States.Research limitations/implicationsThe generalizability of the findings is due to the sample consisting of only academic librarians within the United States. The methodology also has limitations since interviews are not a perfect methodology and rely on self-reported descriptions and experiences; thus, may be susceptible to perceptional biases. The findings from the research also rely only on the gender variable while ignoring other variables that affect an individual's experience...
Source: The Journal of Academic Librarianship - Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: research
ConclusionHM might have some beneficial effects including improving insomnia, blood pressure, and mental health, for hypertensive elderly with insomnia. Since the methodological quality of the included studies and QoE were not high, well-designed RCTs are urgent to confirm these results.
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Upadacitinib is for adults with moderately to severely active rheumatoid arthritis who fail to respond adequately or are intolerant to methotrexate.FDA Approvals
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Rheumatology News Alert Source Type: news
The New York Times Magazine recently released its “1619 Project,” an initiative marking the 400th anniversary of the first African slaves arriving in North America. The project is ambitious, aiming to “reframe the country’s history, understanding 1619 as our true founding.” A collection of pundits have framed this project as an attempt to “delegimitize” the United States. Such commentary provides an opportunity to consider the state of American race relations and the role of slavery in American history. Whether or not the foundation of the United States was legitimate is an in...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - Category: American Health Authors: Source Type: blogs
ConclusionsOur collective results demonstrate the potential benefits of PSF-EPI for concurrent TMS-fMRI when coil-related artifacts are a concern. The ability to collect high quality resting state fMRI data in the same session as the concurrent TMS-fMRI experiment offers a unique opportunity to interrogate network architecture in the human brain.
Source: Journal of Neuroscience Methods - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Three international teen scientists won honorable mentions in Addiction Science Awards for their inventions that could reduce deaths from oral cancer and drunk driving.Read  More »
Source: NIDA Drugs and Health Blog - Category: Addiction Source Type: blogs
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