Is your ability to dream(during sleep) suppressed from smoking marijuana or toba

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  1. KrasMackin profile image72
    KrasMackinposted 4 years ago

    Is your ability to dream(during sleep) suppressed from smoking marijuana or tobacco?

    Or is it simply that we just cannot remember our dreams when we awake?

  2. peeples profile image94
    peeplesposted 4 years ago

    Tobacco never stopped me from remembering dreams. When I was young marijuana worked well to keep me from remembering them, but my partner at the time said I still dreamed and it was evident in my movements and talking in my sleep.

  3. Lisa HW profile image64
    Lisa HWposted 4 years ago

    The only thing I have experience using is tobacco (lots of it, unfortunately); and I have no reason to think it stops me from having, or recalling, dreams.  All smoke is not equal.

    Who dreams and/or recalls them is generally (substances aside) a matter of stages of sleep, when dreams occur.  Another factor in the mix is whether someone "gets a good sleep" or not.  Not everyone needs a lot of sleep, but some people (for one reason or another) can't get into a "good" enough sleep.

    My personal "thing"/"theory sort of") is that people who have become addicted to tobacco  tend to be people who use it as a way of "giving them what it takes" to be able to either deal with stress, get done things they need to get done, and generally process  things (thoughts, stresses, emotions, etc.).  The person who needs to keep functioning, regardless of whatever else is going on is, I think, more likely to be someone who (if they were foolish enough to do "social smoking" as a young person) finds himself a smoker who has trouble quitting.  I don't think occasional tobacco would be "applicable" here.

    Separate from any ways that medical marijuana may help some patients, I generally tend to think that people inclined to use that particular "smoke" are more "all about" "doping up the mind", or else at least dulling thinking and "getting away from it all".

    In any case, I've never seen a difference in whether I have or recall dreams, whether that's from non-smoking days, occasional-smoking days, or days when some of the horror and stress I had to deal with not only wouldn't have allowed me to sleep, but wouldn't have allowed me to keep functioning and keep up with my responsibilities as someone who just didn't have the luxury of "zoning out" or heading for the couch and sleeping (or drinking or doping) my responsibilities and worries away.

    Ironically, I suspect that during those times in my life when I most relied on tobacco "to keep going" facilitated my own clear sorting out/coping skills and allowed my sleep/dreams to remain peaceful and "as usual" as ever.

    I imagine someone with experience using the "completely-other-kind-of-smoke" can provide insights on that.  As for those who use/have used both types of smoke, I'm not sure sorting out "the dream question" would necessarily be very easy for many of them.

  4. artist101 profile image66
    artist101posted 4 years ago

    I think that it does. Smoking does deplete the body of nutrients, among the most prominent in the ability to remember dreams is B6, Kind of ironic that nicotine, and marijuana are used for "stress" relief, but actually deplete the body of b vitamins, which are "THE' stress nutrient. They both promote dopamin production, but a lack of B6 will diminish dopamine production. So maybe, nothing proven, but that may be why we become addicted in the first place. HMMM, just a thought.


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