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Reducing Cannabis Use for Sleep Among Adults Using Medical Cannabis

January 7, 2021

Overview

The Reducing Cannabis Use for Sleep Among Adults Using Medical Cannabis study aims to determine the effects of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) in individuals who use medical cannabis who also have insomnia. 

 

Study Information 

Eligible participants will be assigned to either a CBT or Sleep Education Control group. Participants will then begin to provide self-reported data on sleep and insomnia as well as cannabis use. Actigraphy will be used for an objective assessment of participants’ sleep quality. The goal of the study is to determine the impact of treatment on self-reported and objectively measured sleep quality as well as frequency of cannabis use over the course of treatment.

 

Inclusion Criteria 

 

  • Aged 21 or older
  • Has an Insomnia Severity Index score above 10
  • Uses cannabis on average three times a week over the last month
  • Has used cannabis to treat insomnia at least once a week for the last month
  • Has tested positive for THC on a drug test
  • Has access to a mobile phone, laptop or tablet

 

Exclusion Criteria

 

  • Does not understand English
  • Unable to provide informed consent
  • Diagnosed with a sleep disorder based on validated self-report questionnaires
  • Has self-reported cancer
  • Self-reported to be pregnant
  • Self-reported night shift work.
  • Participants treating their insomnia via medication can be included if they meet the criteria for insomnia, have been taking medication for at least 8 weeks, and agree to continue taking their medication during the study.

 

Locations

United States, Michigan

Bloom City Club

Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States

 

Om of Medicine

Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States

 

Sponsors / Collaborators

University of Michigan

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

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