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Sleep, chronic pain, and OUD have a complex relationship

Key clinical point: Most patients with chronic pain and opioid use disorder reported better sleep than objective measures captured.

Major finding: Sleep efficiency was worse by 5.96 minutes by objective measure than by self-report for patients with chronic pain who were in treatment for opioid use disorder (P less than .001) .

Study details: A randomized prospective study of 56 patients with opioid use disorder, 20 of whom also had chronic pain, receiving medication-assisted treatment.

Disclosures: The study was funded by the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Finan reported no outside sources of funding.