Fall 2015

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The Newsletter of the Johns Hopkins Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Insomnia Makes Pain Worse: New Hope for Patients with Knee Osteoarthritis

Sleep disturbance isn’t merely a consequence of pain, says Johns Hopkins sleep researcher Michael Smith. “Insomnia makes pain worse.”

Sleep loss, says Michael Smith, impairs pain modulation, "but treating insomnia in the short term can keep pain at a manageable level."

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