Using Marijuana During Pregnancy May Lead to Sleep Issues in Kids

According to a new study from the University of Colorado at Boulder, US, marijuana use by mothers-to-be could increase the risk of problems with sleep in children as much as a decade later.Using Marijuana during Pregnancy May Lead to Sleep Issues in Kids

For the study, a team of researchers analyzed baseline data from the landmark Adolescent Brain and Cognitive Development (ABCD) study, which is following 11,875 youngsters from age 9 or 10 into early adulthood.

Participants' mothers were asked if they had ever used marijuana during pregnancy and how frequently. They also were asked to fill out a survey regarding their kids’ sleep patterns.

The questionnaire results showed that women who used marijuana often were more likely to report somnolence symptoms (symptoms of excess sleepiness) in their kids, such as trouble waking in the morning and being excessively tired during the day.

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