14 December, 2021

We Don’t Know Nearly Enough About Cannabis and Its Effects

Large Study Links Cannabis Use to Sleep Disruption, Especially Among Heavy Users (sciencealert.com)

We spent all these years saying, “Legalize Pot! It’s safe! Legalize Pot!” without having done any widespread tests to see if it really was safe.

Now we’re paying the price.

Getting roughly eight hours of sleep is crucial for most of us to avoid feeling like a zombie at work the next day. While some people use caffeine to keep alert during the day, others have turned to cannabis as a sleep aid.

Now, a large-scale study on the effects of cannabis on sleep duration and quality has called into question the drug's reputation as a beneficial pre-slumber choice.

Data on cannabis use and sleep duration for 21,729 adults were obtained from the US National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), a cross-sectional survey designed by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

More at the link.

No comments:

Post a Comment