In a study that included dozens of college students it was found that marijuana use may counteract the negative impacts that alcohol use can have on a person’s sleep.
The study, titled Cannabis and Alcohol Use and Their Associations with Sleep: A Daily Diary Investigation of Single-Use and Co-Use in College Students, was published in the recent issue of the journal Cannabis and Cannabinoids Research. It was conducted by researchers from the University of Haifa in Israel, the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands, and Erasmus University Rotterdam also in the Netherlands.
“Sleep continuity problems are widespread among college students and may be influenced by single-use and co-use of alcohol and cannabis”, states the study. “We examined the within-person associations of alcohol and cannabis use with subsequent sleep experiences in the everyday life of college students”