A prospective study suggests that musculoskeletal pain increases the risk of insomnia at 3 years, according to Medpage Today.

“The majority of patients seeking treatment for pain report insomnia of a severity that warrants clinical attention,” Nicole Tang, DPhil at the University of Warwick in Coventry, England, and colleagues wrote in Rheumatology.

“Our results suggest that an important option for intervention might be to maintain or improve older people’s physical capacity and social participation for their potential to avert insomnia onset.”