Originally Posted by therevverend
I believe I dream when I smoke lots of cannabis. However my consciousness goes to such a deep place I don't remember the dreams when I wake up. When I am dreaming I will witness the events through a 'fog'.
Quitting after months of heavy smoking makes it difficult to sleep deeply. Dreams are quite vivid, to the point that they will wake me up. I can remember them with clarity.
From what I've heard one of the of the worst parts of PTSD is nightmares. Reliving traumatic moments night after night. My theory is that cannabis helps people forget these types of dreams and make them less intense. The foggy deep place in the cannabis sleep lessens the impact of the nightmares. Helping people lose their fear and come to terms with their trauma.
I have a friend who fought in Vietnam. He was given all sorts of psychiatric drugs to control his PTSD. None of them came close to how effectively cannabis has controlled it.
I had a strain, most smokers didn't enjoy it. I had a friend that worked a night shift, he loved it. Because it acted like coffee. Besides the mild stone it made it impossible to sleep and gave him energy to work hard at his job. The other smokers didn't like these effects, wanted to relax after a day of hard work.
I would like to know the place of origin of this strain. My guess is Lebanon considering the plants morphology and maturation. I'd expect it to contain some CBD.
For me, the more panicked dreams simply tend to re-create the -dynamic- or general nature of the original angst. Not necessarily a repeat of the specific events themselves. But events that re-create abstract situations, that create similar anxiety or conundrum.
I listened to an interview the other day re. dreams, and was surprised by how long they said average dreams last, and how many per night. I had always thought it was a very brief period just before waking, or short period during REM sleep. But that's not what the interviewee said.