Discovered an article this morning in my inbox from a scientific popularizer Futurism on how lack of sleep exacerbates pain and how scientists at Boston Children's Hospital had discovered that caffeine is a more powerful analgesic than morphine.
Here's the first paragraph:
Coffee is full of surprises, and one more was uncovered this week by researchers from the Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH). They found that coffee’s secret weapon, caffeine, and another stimulating chemical helped sleep-deprived mice deal with pain. They concluded that if we want to help people with chronic pain, we must first address with the fatigue that so many endure.
And here's the webpage:
If anything comes of it, which it might, it will probably be too late for us of advanced age, but for the generations born in the sixties and after, it may prove useful.
happy weekend from Norway!