Cannabis May Make Your Insomnia Worse, Not Better

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Marijuana helps many people fall asleep, but that short-term benefit doesn’t always translate to long-term use. A new study backs up the idea that you may not get a great night’s sleep if you use cannabis every day.

Research at the University of Michigan found that people who used marijuana every day were more likely to have insomnia. People who used it occasionally had a lower rate of insomnia, similar to people who did not use the drug at all.


Previous research has found that people also have sleep troubles if they’ve been using marijuana and then stop; there is a withdrawal period of days to weeks where sleep suffers. This suggests there may be a sweet spot where occasional use can

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