Research has found that marijuana can cause sleep problems and the early people start taking the drug the worse it is for some, according to a recent report released in the American Academy Sleep Journal.
Sleep challenges potentially linked to marijuana use include difficulty falling asleep, struggling to maintain sleep, experiencing non-restorative sleep, and feeling daytime sleepiness.
Researchers found the strongest association among adults who started marijuana use before age 15 with this group being twice as likely to experience sleep difficulties.
“Current and past marijuana users are more likely to experience sleep problems,” said lead author Jilesh Chheda.
“The most surprising finding was that there was a strong relationship with age of first use, no matter how often people were currently using marijuana. People who started using early were more likely to have sleep problems as an adult.”
Chheda said Marijuana use was common.