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Sleep Initiation and Maintenance Disorders: HELP
Articles by Kimberly A. Babson
Based on 4 articles published since 2008

Between 2008 and 2019, Kimberly A. Babson wrote the following 4 articles about Sleep Initiation and Maintenance Disorders.
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1 Review Cannabis, Cannabinoids, and Sleep: a Review of the Literature. 2017

Babson, Kimberly A / Sottile, James / Morabito, Danielle. ·National Center for PTSD-Dissemination & Training Division, VA Palo Alto Health Care System, 795 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA. Kimberly.Babson@va.gov. · Palo Alto University, Palo Alto, CA, USA. · National Center for PTSD-Dissemination & Training Division, VA Palo Alto Health Care System, 795 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA. ·Curr Psychiatry Rep · Pubmed #28349316.

ABSTRACT: PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The current review aims to summarize the state of research on cannabis and sleep up to 2014 and to review in detail the literature on cannabis and specific sleep disorders from 2014 to the time of publication. RECENT FINDINGS: Preliminary research into cannabis and insomnia suggests that cannabidiol (CBD) may have therapeutic potential for the treatment of insomnia. Delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) may decrease sleep latency but could impair sleep quality long-term. Novel studies investigating cannabinoids and obstructive sleep apnea suggest that synthetic cannabinoids such as nabilone and dronabinol may have short-term benefit for sleep apnea due to their modulatory effects on serotonin-mediated apneas. CBD may hold promise for REM sleep behavior disorder and excessive daytime sleepiness, while nabilone may reduce nightmares associated with PTSD and may improve sleep among patients with chronic pain. Research on cannabis and sleep is in its infancy and has yielded mixed results. Additional controlled and longitudinal research is critical to advance our understanding of research and clinical implications.

2 Article Cannabis species and cannabinoid concentration preference among sleep-disturbed medicinal cannabis users. 2015

Belendiuk, Katherine A / Babson, Kimberly A / Vandrey, Ryan / Bonn-Miller, Marcel O. ·University of California at Berkeley Institute of Human Development, 1127 Tolman Hall, Berkeley, CA, 94720-1690, USA. Electronic address: kab@berkeley.edu. · National Center for PTSD, VA Palo Alto Health Care System, 795 Willow Road (152-MPD), Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA. Electronic address: Kimberly.Babson@va.gov. · Behavioral Pharmacology Research Unit, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine5510 Nathan Shock Drive, Baltimore, MD, 21224,USA. Electronic address: rvandrey@jhmi.edu. · National Center for PTSD, VA Palo Alto Health Care System, 795 Willow Road (152-MPD), Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA; Center for Innovation to Implementation, VA Palo Alto Health Care System, 795 Willow Road (152-MPD), Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA; Center of Excellence in Substance Abuse Treatment and Education, Philadelphia VAMC, Philadelphia, PA, 19104, USA; Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 19104, USA. Electronic address: Marcel.Bonn-Miller@va.gov. ·Addict Behav · Pubmed #26151582.

ABSTRACT: INTRODUCTION: Individuals report using cannabis for the promotion of sleep, and the effects of cannabis on sleep may vary by cannabis species. Little research has documented preferences for particular cannabis types or cannabinoid concentrations as a function of use for sleep disturbances. METHODS: 163 adults purchasing medical cannabis for a physical or mental health condition at a cannabis dispensary were recruited. They provided self-report of (a) whether cannabis use was intended to help with sleep problems (e.g. insomnia, nightmares), (b) sleep quality (PSQI), (c) cannabis use (including preferred type), and (d) symptoms of DSM-5 cannabis dependence. RESULTS: 81 participants reported using cannabis for the management of insomnia and 14 participants reported using cannabis to reduce nightmares. Individuals using cannabis to manage nightmares preferred sativa to indica strains (Fisher's exact test (2) = 6.83, p < 0.05), and sativa users were less likely to endorse DSM-5 cannabis dependence compared with those who preferred indica strains (χ(2)(2) = 4.09, p < 0.05). Individuals with current insomnia (t(9) = 3.30, p < 0.01) and greater sleep latency (F(3,6) = 46.7, p < 0.001) were more likely to report using strains of cannabis with significantly higher concentrations of CBD. Individuals who reported at least weekly use of hypnotic medications used cannabis with lower THC concentrations compared to those who used sleep medications less frequently than weekly (t(17) = 2.40, p < 0.05). CONCLUSIONS: Associations between sleep characteristics and the type of cannabis used were observed in this convenience sample of individuals using cannabis for the management of sleep disturbances. Controlled prospective studies are needed to better characterize the impact that specific components of cannabis have on sleep.

3 Article Anxiety sensitivity in relation to sleep quality among HIV-infected individuals. 2014

Leyro, Teresa M / Babson, Kimberly A / Bonn-Miller, Marcel O. · ·J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care · Pubmed #24759056.

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4 Article Sleep quality moderates the relation between depression symptoms and problematic cannabis use among medical cannabis users. 2013

Babson, Kimberly A / Boden, Matthew Tyler / Bonn-Miller, Marcel O. ·Center for Health Care Evaluation, VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA. Kimberly.Babson@va.gov ·Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse · Pubmed #23721537.

ABSTRACT: OBJECTIVES: This study sought to extend research on the relation between depression symptoms and problematic cannabis use by evaluating the potential moderating role of perceived sleep quality among medical cannabis users. METHODS: This employed a cross-sectional design. The sample consisted of 162 adults (mean age = 42.05 years, SD = 14.8; 22% female), with current recommendations from a doctor for medical cannabis, recruited from a medical cannabis dispensary. RESULTS: Consistent with previous research, individuals with heightened depression symptoms had greater problematic cannabis use. In addition, perceived sleep quality moderated this relation, such that depression symptoms differentially related to problematic cannabis use as a function of perceived quality of sleep (ΔR(2) = .03, p = .02). Participants with higher levels of depression and good perceived sleep quality had the greatest rates of problematic cannabis use. CONCLUSIONS: These results suggest that individuals with heightened depression may have higher rates of problematic cannabis use, in part, because of the beneficial effects of cannabis in terms of perceived sleep quality.