Does cannabis affect your dreams?

  • In recent years, modern sleep guru Dr. Matthew Walker has emphasized the significance of REM sleep along with other experts, affirming that dream sleep holds functions fundamental to well-being and performance.
  • According to Walker, REM sleep removes the painful sting associated with traumatic or emotional episodes experienced during the day.
  • Cannabis consumption, and specifically the consumption of THC, shortens REM sleep, eliminating most people’s ability to dream due to insufficient time in this phase, said Kebra Smith-Bolden, registered nurse and CEO of CannaHealth .
  • For patients who have nightmares, such as those with PTSD, some amount of REM suppression may be good, explained Tishler.

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