Painkillers might not work if you are sleep deprived

New research uncovers unexpected links between sleep deprivation and pain sensitivity. The findings may have significant implications for pain management therapies. The team co-led by brain physiologist Alban Latremoliere, Ph.D. , and sleep physiologist Chloe Alexandre, Ph.D. investigated the impact of acute and chronic sleep deprivation, as well as the resulting sleepiness, on sensitivity to painful…