Wisdom Wednesdays: Sleep and Marijuana – Do you remember your dreams?

What’s good Greenies and welcome to another insightful Wisdom Wednesday from me, ThisBuds4You. This week I’m asking the Greenies a question, do you remember the last dream you had? Does it seem like when you became a regular marijuana smoker you stopped having dreams in your sleep? Well Greenies, it’s not all in your head. Studies have shown that marijuana may affect REM sleep. Sleep is prompted by natural cycles of activity in the brain and consists of two basic states: rapid eye movement (REM) sleep and non-rapid eye movement (NREM) sleep. During sleep, the body cycles between non-REM and REM sleep. Typically, people begin the sleep cycle with a period of non-REM sleep followed by a very short period of REM sleep. Dreams generally occur in the REM stage of sleep. Psychology Today says:

Feinberg, et al. (1975) compared the sleep patterns of experienced marijuana users on tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and a placebo. Feinberg, et al. (1975) reported reduced eye movement activity and less REM sleep in the THC condition. They also reported a REM rebound effect, that is more REM activity, on withdrawal from THC. So,there exists some scientific evidence that marijuana interfers with REM sleep.

The entire article from PT can be found here. HMJ site owner Lenny is taking a 30 day break from puffing on the good herb. He is going to attempt to monitor his dreams and see if he notices an increase once he stops smoking. I know from personal experience that I’ve had very intense dreams when I stop smoking for 2-3 days. What’s been your experience? Hit the comments section below and let us know.

Here’s some music to aid in your dreamy experience, Flying Lotus of course!

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