It is a universally acknowledged truth that marijuana can make you sleepy. Smokers everywhere have long sought to learn exactly why — and figure out what they can do to stay awake through a spliff session.
But this ignores a larger question; namely, how does weed alter sleep itself?We know from studies on alcohol that falling asleep faster doesn’t necessarily correlate to better overall sleep. In that case, the opposite is true: Alcohol tends to disrupt our slumber, as it can cause breathing problems or sleepwalking and it reduces our restorative periods of rapid eye movement (REM) sleep.
So before you start using weed as a way to get some shut-eye, let’s consider what it can do to your body and brain after it knocks you unconscious. Read more.(4/10/2017 2:01 PM)