In a new study, researchers found the use of traditional cigarettes or e-cigarettes was linked with more sleep difficulties.
The research was conducted by a team from Oklahoma State University.
The study included 1,664 college students, 41% of whom reported ever trying or currently using e-cigarettes and 29% of whom reported ever trying or currently using traditional cigarettes.
The team found across all groups, average sleep scores indicated poor sleep for most students.
Similar to traditional cigarette smokers, e-cigarette users reported worse sleep than individuals who did not use cigarettes.
In addition, users of e-cigarettes reported greater use of sleep medications than traditional cigarette users.
The team says poor sleep and substance use, including e-cigarette use, are both common among college students.
Understanding how e-cigarette use may impact sleep is crucial given its association with numerous health concerns.
Since the study found that even non-daily use of e-cigarettes was associated with worse sleep health, this may be a useful target for prevention and intervention efforts.
The lead author of the study is Emma I. Brett from Oklahoma State University.
The study is published in the Journal of Sleep Research.
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