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  • Writer's pictureSuzanna Thallman

Cannabis and Dreams: Everything You Need to Know

Updated: Aug 25, 2020

Effects of Cannabis on Sleep and Dreams

Medical marijuana patients in Ohio have seen significant improvement in their sleep patterns due to the use of cannabis. Some patients even wonder about the effects it has on dreaming. There have been several studies done on cannabis and dreaming, and of course the benefits it has on helping patients set in for a restful night's sleep.

Did you know that THC can sometimes decrease the amount of REM sleep? Scientists say this can be a good or bad thing. Research is being conducted to rule out which cannabinoids are responsible for users experiencing less time in this stage of sleep. Cannabis users and non-cannabis users alike reported the same about of bizarre dreams. CBD has a different reaction than THC dominant cannabis products. The research reported that people who use CBD dominant cannabis products reported they spent more time in REM sleep and experienced more positive or lucid dreams. This is a major benefit to patients who suffer from conditions such as PTSD, who may experience bad dreams or even nightmares due to trauma.

If you are purchasing medical marijuana to help aid a restful night's sleep, scientists recommend consuming a lower dose before bedtime to ensure you do not suppress your REM sleep. A light dose of THC can float you to sleep, but larger doses can worsen anxiety in some consumers. It is also extremely important when choosing a strain to focus on Indica dominant strains or edibles if you are looking for something to help you fall asleep and stay asleep. Though inhaling cannabis yields faster effects, edibles tend to last a lot longer. Listed below you can find popular strains available at Ohio dispensaries to aid your next slumber!

1. Granddaddy Purple

This strain has high levels of myrcene, a terpene that is commonly believed to provide relaxing effects.

2. Gods Gift

This strain provides users with notes of berry and citrus, youʼre sure to feel your mood lift as your body sinks!

3. Tahoe OG

This top night-time strain gives you the overall body relaxation and sedation Indica strains are known for. Users can expect an earthy, lemon taste when consuming this sleep strain.

4. 9 Pound Hammer

This strain has mild fruity flavors of ripe berry and grapes, which are just another reason to love this insomnia-crusher.

5. Purple Punch

Another popular Indica dominant strain that has relaxing effects on users as well as the taste and smell of blueberry muffins.

What is your go-to sleep strain?

Ohio Marijuana Card Doctors

If you are a qualifying patient who is suffering from one of the qualifying conditions and is seeking medical marijuana treatment, schedule a telemedicine evaluation, and gain access to Ohio dispensaries.

You can schedule your appointment by calling us at 866-457-5559 or book your appointment online.


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