Marijuana use could explain excessive daytime sleepiness in some teens

February 15, 2015 8:10 AM

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Marijuana use could explain excessive daytime sleepiness in some teens

The researchers, including senior author Dr. Mark L. Splaingard, director of the Sleep Disorders Center at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbia, OH, publish their findings in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine.

Onset of narcolepsy is most likely to begin in childhood or adolescence. Excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) is one of the most common symptoms, whereby an individual suddenly falls asleep, regardless of whether or not they have had sufficient sleep. Other symptoms may include sudden episodes of musc...

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