DOES MARIJUANA AFFECT OUR DREAMS ?

  • By Trevor
  • August 22, 2016
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It’s not uncommon to hear stoners tête-à-tête on how they can’t reminisce the last time they had a dream.  This is perhaps a little outlandish statement for those of you that don’t smoke marijuana on a consistent basis, but it is factual that marijuana can actually affect your sleep cycle and hence you dreams as well.  Indica Strain Family is very popular for knocking people out so bad, that they go into such a deep sleep and only recall going to bed when they wake up in the morning. Am not really a fan of Indica myself as I habitually want to enjoy marijuana for a long time? This is something that is unmanageable if you are smoking a strong Indica like Afghani Kush. A few puffs and you could be singing lullabies before you snore away into the night.

Our sleep is generally split into 4 stages.  The initial stage of sleep is really the light sleep we have. This could even be just dosing off whilst watching TV or reading a book, but you are not in a deep sleep yet. At this stage our muscles are just starting to relax and our heart rates are slowing down .During the second stage of sleep, we descend deeper into the sleep and our bodies and muscles relax even more at this stage. The 3rd stage of sleep would be the stage when when our bodies actually start revamping themselves. Deep sleep is very imperative because this is what regulates how you feel the next day when you wake up. The final stage of sleep also known as Rem is when we are actually dreaming. REM simply abbreviate for Rapid Eye Movement. The only way we can remember our dreams is if we wake up during this stage of sleep. This is also the stage we are in just before we wake up.

So where does marijuana come in, some might be wondering?    Marijuana affects your dreams by increasing the amount of time you spend in the 3rd stage of sleep (deep sleep) and reducing the time you spend in the REM (Rapid Eye Movement) stage. This simply means that as your time in the  deep sleep stage is increased you chances of waking up during the deep sleep are also increased, meaning you could miss the REM stage of sleep .This can then fog your brain and memory resulting in you not remembering your dreams. So you might actually dream but not just remember the dream.  So the scientific explanation would really be that smoking weed suppresses you REM sleep thereby affecting you dreams. This is why people who are suffering from PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) do well with marijuana. These are usually folks who have terrible nightmares as a result of what they have seen, but marijuana helps them a lot by suppressing their REM sleep. This my friends is why the Cannabis plant is one of the best thing that ever happened to this world.

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