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It’s common for people to use marijuana before bed time, whether out of habit or necessity, and research has shown that marijuana can also have a direct impact on sleep. Here are 5 major effects that show a little marijuana can make a big difference at bedtime. Sleep tight.

 5 Ways Marijuana Affects Your Sleep

5 Ways Marijuana Affects your Sleep

By The Stoner's Cookbook

It’s common for people to use marijuana before bed time, whether out of habit or necessity, and research has shown that marijuana can also have a direct impact on sleep. Here are 5 major effects.

  • Easier Falling Asleep

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    THC can significantly reduce the time it takes for us to fall asleep. A 1973 [study](http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2FBF00437513#page-1) showed that THC reduced the time it took for subjects with insomnia to fall asleep by over an hour.

  • Longer Sleep

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    Studies also revealed that taking either THC or CBD before bed could lead to an increase in overall sleep. In [one study](http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2FBF00437513#page-1), increasing the dose of THC also increased the amount of time spent sleeping.

  • More Deep Sleep

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    [Studies](http://http//www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18313952) show that THC can increase the amount deep sleep for users This is likely a good thing, since deep sleep is believed to play a major role in the restoration process. 

  • Shorter REM Sleep

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    Many people who smoke before bed report a lack of dreaming, which only occurs during REM sleep. This could be seen as a negative effect; however, scientists aren't sure what purpose REM serves.

  • Better Breathing

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    Marijuana [could](http://www.frontiersin.org/Sleep_Disorders/10.3389/fpsyt.2013.00001/abstract) be a major help for the 25% of men & 9% of women suffering from sleep apnea, which is characterized by disrupted breathing during sleep. 

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