Study finds an analgesia phenomenon associated with sleepwalking

A study in the November issue of the journal SLEEP presents a clinical enigma: Although sleepwalkers have an increased risk for headaches and migraines while awake, during sleepwalking episodes they are unlikely to feel pain even while suffering an injury. According to the authors, the results suggest a relationship between dissociated brain activity and nociceptive dysregulation.

Read the study in SLEEP – Pain in Sleepwalking: A Clinical Enigma

Read the editorial in SLEEP:  Darwin’s Predisposition and the Restlessness that Drives Sleepwalking

2015-11-05T00:00:00+00:00 November 5th, 2015|Research|