Insomnia may pose a significant risk in the progression of localized to widespread pain

Takeaway

  • This study highlights the significant risk insomnia symptoms pose in the progression of localized to widespread pain.

Why this matters

  • Chronic pain affects approximately 20% of the European population and presents in primary care settings as a spectrum, ranging from localized to generalized or widespread pain.

  • The mechanism by which localized pain progresses to widespread pain is not well understood however, the association between insomnia symptoms and chronic pain has been repeatedly reported in the literature.