Journal article

Early Adolescent Drinking and Cannabis Use Predicts Later Sleep-Quality Problems

Rowan P Ogeil, Ali Cheetham, Anna Mooney, Nicholas B Allen, Orli Schwartz, Michelle L Byrne, Julian G Simmons, Sarah Whittle, Dan Lubman



A range of biopsychosocial changes occur during adolescence that contribute to changes in the sleep-wake system. Use of alcohol and cannabis also increases during early adolescence; however, limited studies have examined the associations between changes in the use of alcohol and cannabis and later sleep problems. Participants (n = 245) aged 12 years were recruited from schools and completed a baseline assessment, which included questions about their alcohol and cannabis use. Three subsequent follow-up assessments took place approximately 2.5 years (age 14 years), 4 years (age 16 years), and 6 years (age 18 years) after baseline, with sleep quality assessed at age 18 years. Earlier drug use w..

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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council Australia (NHMRC)

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Awarded by NHMRC Early Career Fellowship

Awarded by NHMRC Career Development Fellowship

Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by grants from the Colonial Foundation, the National Health and Medical Research Council Australia (NHMRC Program Grant 350241), and the Australian Research Council (Discovery Grants DP0878136 and DP120102313). Rowan P. Ogeil was supported by an NHMRC Early Career Fellowship (1071725), and Sarah Whittle was supported by a NHMRC Career Development Fellowship (1125504). Funding bodies had no further role in study design, collection, analysis, or interpretation of data, nor were they involved in the decision to submit the manuscript for publication. All authors have no conflicts to declare.