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Using marijuana while pregnant raises risk of children developing sleep problems

BOULDER, Colo. — It’s become common knowledge that smoking and drinking can have harmful side-effects during pregnancy. Although the use of marijuana is gaining acceptance in several U.S. states, a new study warns this shouldn’t be seen as a green light for expecting mothers. Researchers say using marijuana while pregnant can greatly increase the risk of children developing sleep disorders after birth.

Researchers at the University of Colorado, Boulder reveal these children have trouble waking up in the morning and suffer from excessive fatigue during the day. Previous studies suggest a link between prenatal marijuana use and other developmental issues. This study is the first to show a connection to long-term sleep problems.

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