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Daily cannabis use is associated with sleep duration differentially across ages

Published:November 17, 2022DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sleh.2022.10.006

      Abstract

      Objective

      To assess the relationship between frequency of cannabis use and sleep duration across age in a large US population (235,667 people).

      Methods

      Multinomial logistic regression was used to evaluate the association between the frequency of cannabis use and sleep duration using cross sectional data from the 2016-2018 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System.

      Results

      When adjusted for sociodemographic factors, health related variables, and stratified by age we found that young adults (18-44 years) who reported daily-use (≥16 uses a month) had an increased risk ratio (RR [95% CI]) for either short or long sleep (1.22 [1.06-1.40] and 1.52 [1.07-2.16]); midlife adults (45-64 years) who reported daily-use had an increased prevalence of long sleep (1.71 [1.03-2.82]); and older adults (≥65 years) who reported daily-use had an increased prevalence of short sleep (1.61 [1.05-2.49]).

      Conclusions

      Compared to those who reported no cannabis use, individuals who reported daily cannabis use demonstrated a greater prevalence for either short or long sleep duration.

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