As a kid nobody ever wanted to have a sleepover with me, because I was always very weird when I was sleeping.
I would regularly talk in my sleep, and even walk in my sleep.
It creeped out all of my friends. During the day I’m fine and dandy like sour candy, but at night everything changed. In high school I tried smoking weed for the first time, and found it to be a game-changer. The first time I smoked cannabis was also the first time I ever got a good night’s sleep with no bad dreams. I’m not a scientist or a sleep researcher, so I don’t know why cannabis muted my dreams so well, but I couldn’t argue with the results. Melatonin helps me fall asleep, but always makes my dreams more vivid, which makes them scarier. With a little cannabis in the mix, those vile, disturbing nightmares seem distant, as if I’m watching them on a TV screen from across the room. The dreams are still there, but the cannabis mutes them, so they aren’t as upsetting. When I wake up I feel refreshed and recharged, and never remember what I dreamed about, and it’s all thanks to cannabis! If you have these kinds of nightmares, talk to your budtender about strains of cannabis that might help you. Cannabis may not help you like it helped me, because every brain has different chemistry, but it’s worth a shot! There are also some great websites with information about how cannabis strains can impact sleep and affect your dreams.