An Elite Daily news report examines the impact of marijuana on sleep and dreams.
Through REM sleep, we process the things we’ve learned, observed and subconsciously absorbed. Concurrently, we make plans for the future and awaken ready for the day that lies before us.
This is precisely why some research suggests smoking weed eliminates a person’s full capacity to dream, as it suppresses REM sleep.
As Vice notes, there is evidence that chronic pot users who decide to stop partaking subsequently experience dreams that are decidedly more vivid.
But this isn’t necessarily a bad thing, particularly for those who experience recurrent or frequent nightmares.