Marijuana, Sleep and Dreams
Marijuana affects dreams. Stoners say they don't have dreams but if they stop smoking for a few days, they are flooded with dreams. Is there any psychological research supporting this? Sleep and wakefulness are both parts of a normal daily rhythm. The study of sleep is fascinating. Though sleep seems like a passive state to us, the brain is still very active. To address this question, Feinberg, et al. (1975) compared the sleep patterns of experienced marijuana users on tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and a placebo. If sleep is fascinating, dreaming is even more so. In his book Memories, Dreams, and Reflections , Jung describes some fascinating dreams of his own. I must confess I have never been visited by a giant phallus during the night, but I have had some pretty cool dreams. Feinberg, I., Jones, R, Walker JM, Cavness, C, March, J. (1975).