Is Cannabis Good or Bad for Sleep?

By Hannah Seo, The New York Times on March 16, 2023

Here’s what the experts want you to know.

Q: I take forever to fall asleep and wake frequently throughout the night. I’ve heard cannabis can help — is that true?

Few things can throw off your day more than a night of bad sleep. Insufficient sleep can worsen mood, sap energy and has even been linked with a range of health issues including dementia, depression, heart disease and a weakened immune system.

Between 2013 and 2020, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than a third of adults in the United States reported getting less than the recommended seven hours of sleep each night. And in 2020, a Department of Health and Human Services study found, about 8 percent of adults reported that they regularly took sleep medications to help them fall or stay asleep. Some of those people, studies suggest, may be smoking, vaping or consuming cannabis products such as marijuana to help with their sleep.

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