There are a lot of issues with sleep going unnoticed, reports MedPage Today.
“Poor sleep highlights pain. It makes pain worse and makes you more sensitized to pain, and you might take more opioids to alleviate that pain,” she explained. “But the opioids can cause more sleep problems and, therefore, your sleep is worse. And, therefore, the pain is worse. And you take more opioids, and it just keeps going,” she told MedPage Today.