Cocaine customers who use weed to assist sleep do not get higher ZZZs

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Some pointed out that people who use cocaine have numerous sleep problems and decided to use cannabis to alleviate the problems.

This seems like a reasonable line of reasoning, given that anedotal reports have long identified cannabis as a potential sleep aid. “CBD is widely used to treat anxiety. For patients suffering from insomnia, studies suggest that CBD can help both sleep and sleep,” said a Harvard Medical School blog post.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, Arizona study participants who had drug-negative urine reported the highest sleep time. It was followed by those with cocaine positive urine, and finally those who tested positive for cocaine and cannabis.

Despite the amount of sleep, “there were no differences in perceived quality of sleep, disturbed sleep, or daytime vigilance between groups,” the researchers write.

Cocaine powder in lines on a black backgroundDespite the amount of sleep, there were “no differences in the perceived quality of sleep, difficulty falling asleep or daytime vigilance between the groups”. /. Photo by GeniusKp / iStock / Getty Images Plus

The researchers conclude that co-use of cannabis “can worsen sleep disorders in people who use cocaine by reducing the overall time they sleep,” they write.

A systematic review of preclinical and clinical studies published in Sleep Medicine Reviews notes that “promising preliminary evidence is the rationale for future randomized controlled trials of cannabinoid therapies in individuals with sleep apnea, insomnia, nightmares and post-traumatic stress disorder Restlessness is caused by leg syndrome, sleep disorders with rapid eye movements and narcolepsy. “

However, the review also found that “there is not enough evidence to support the routine clinical use of cannabinoid therapies for the treatment of sleep disorders, as the majority of preclinical and clinical studies are lacking published research and have moderate to high risk of bias Studies completed to date. “

This was not the result of another study published in 2019. Researchers trying to find out if CBD helped improve sleep and / or anxiety in a clinical population found that in the group of 72 adults with anxiety or poor sleep, sleep scores were better within the first month in 48 patients. That is, the scores fluctuated over time.

And a study published last year found that medical cannabis may not relieve sleep problems in people with chronic pain in the long term because tolerance increases in frequent users.

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