PubMed: Cannabis use for Sleep Disturbance Among Older Patients in a Geriatrics Clinic

PubMed: Cannabis use for Sleep Disturbance Among Older Patients in a Geriatrics Clinic

Int J Aging Hum Dev. 2022 Oct 13:914150221128971. doi: 10.1177/00914150221128971. Online ahead of print.

ABSTRACT

Cannabis use is growing among older adults to manage medical concerns including poor sleep. In this study, we characterized how patients seen at a geriatrics clinic use cannabis to address sleep disturbance. Specifically, we conducted an anonymous survey of 568 adults, including 83 who reported cannabis use within the past 3 years, to inquire about such use. We compared cannabis use characteristics between those using it for sleep disturbance versus all other conditions. We considered a p-value <.10 to be statistically significant. Among the cannabis users in our sample, 29% reported using cannabis for sleep disturbance (N = 24). They were more likely than other users to be female (p = .07), consume cannabis more frequently (p = .01), use products containing tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) (vs. cannabidiol [CBD]-only; p < .01), and use cannabis to target more symptoms (p < .01). As cannabis use continues to grow in older populations, it is essential to delineate better how cannabis may be used safely and effectively to improve older adults’ sleep health.

PMID:36226368 | DOI:10.1177/00914150221128971

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