Cocaine users who consume weed to help sleep aren’t getting better ZZZs

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A new research article by the University of Kentucky has come to an unexpected finding: The amount of sleep cocaine users experience isn’t great, but it’s better than when both cocaine and cannabis are consumed. The finding follows university researchers comparing subjective sleep outcomes in people who used cocaine only and those who used cocaine and cannabis, notes the study, published online in Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior . The review received input from 82 people with cocaine use disorder who were enrolled in a randomized clinical trial for cocaine treatment. Study: Cannabis use increases throughout the calendar year, peaks in final months Vancouver city council unanimously passes motion to move ahead with drug decriminalization Over half of people using medical cannabis to combat chronic pain had withdrawal symptoms: study Sleep time, perceived sleep quality, difficulty falling asleep and daytime altertness were assessed at baseline prior to treatment. Sleep outcomes of participants with urine samples testing positive for both cocaine and cannabis at baseline were then compared to those positive for cocaine only and those who tested negative for all drugs. Pointing out that people who use cocaine experience numerous sleep problems, some decided to take cannabis to mitigate the problems, per the study abstract. This may seem to be sound reasoning given that anedotal reports have long identifed cannabis as a potential sleep aid. “CBD is commonly used to address anxiety, and for patients who suffer through the misery of insomnia, studies suggest that CBD may help with both falling asleep and staying asleep,” notes a blog post from the Harvard Medical School . Likely to no one’s surprise, participants in the Arizona review who had drug negative urine reported the highest sleep time. That was followed by those with cocaine positive urine and, last, those testing positive for cocaine…

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