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Study: Marijuana use may be linked to trouble sleeping

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Nearly 2,000 adults were questioned about their marijuana use, providing what researchers call a possible link to sleeping problems. (Source: Cleveland Clinic/FOX) Nearly 2,000 adults were questioned about their marijuana use, providing what researchers call a possible link to sleeping problems. (Source: Cleveland Clinic/FOX)

(FOX) - People who use marijuana may have trouble falling and staying asleep and feel drowsy during the day, according to a new study.

Nearly 2,000 adults reported how often they used marijuana in the past month, at what age they began using it and also if they had any trouble sleeping.

People who started using marijuana before they turned 15 were about twice as likely to have severe problems falling asleep.

Findings were scheduled for presentation at the Associated Professional Sleep Societies annual meeting May 31 through June 4 in Minneapolis.

The lead researcher noted this does not mean marijuana use causes sleep problems as it is possible people already suffering with insomnia turn to marijuana to help them sleep.

Study authors said as marijuana use becomes legal in states it will be important to understand the impact of the substance on public health.

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