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Med. Sci. 2018, 6(1), 11;

Exploring Interventions for Sleep Disorders in Adolescent Cannabis Users

Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Child Study Center at Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital of New York at NYU Langone, One Park Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10016, USA
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Received: 8 January 2018 / Revised: 2 February 2018 / Accepted: 5 February 2018 / Published: 8 February 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Updates in Pediatric Sleep and Child Psychiatry)
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This review summarizes the available literature on the intersection of adolescent cannabis use and sleep disturbances, along with interventions for adolescent cannabis users who suffer sleep impairments. Adolescents are susceptible to various sleep disorders, which are often exacerbated by the use of substances such as cannabis. The relationship between cannabis and sleep is bidirectional. Interventions to improve sleep impairments among adolescent cannabis users to date have demonstrated limited efficacy, although few studies indicating the benefits of behavioral interventions—such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Insomnia or Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction—appear promising in the treatment of sleep disorders, which are present for users of cannabis. Further research is necessary to elucidate the precise mechanisms by which cannabis use coexists with sleep impairments, along with effective interventions for those users who suffer sleep difficulties. View Full-Text
Keywords: adolescent; cannabis; sleep; interventions adolescent; cannabis; sleep; interventions
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Furer, T.; Nayak, K.; Shatkin, J.P. Exploring Interventions for Sleep Disorders in Adolescent Cannabis Users. Med. Sci. 2018, 6, 11.

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