Dream suppression

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Dream suppression can be described as a decrease in the vividness, intensity, frequency, and recollection of a person's dreams. At its lower levels, this can be a partial suppression which results in the person having dreams of a lesser intensity and a lower rate of frequency. However, at its higher levels, this can be a complete suppression which results in the person not experiencing any dreams at all.

Dream suppression is most commonly induced under the influence of moderate dosages of cannabis[1] and other cannabinoids. This is due to the way in which they reduce REM sleep,[2][3] the phase of sleep in which the majority of dreams occur.[4]

Psychoactive substances

Compounds within our psychoactive substance index which may cause this effect include:


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References

  1. Schierenbeck, T., Riemann, D., Berger, M., & Hornyak, M. (2008). Effect of illicit recreational drugs upon sleep: cocaine, ecstasy and marijuana. Sleep medicine reviews, 12(5), 381-389. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.smrv.2007.12.004
  2. Schierenbeck, T., Riemann, D., Berger, M., & Hornyak, M. (2008). Effect of illicit recreational drugs upon sleep: cocaine, ecstasy and marijuana. Sleep medicine reviews, 12(5), 381-389. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.smrv.2007.12.004
  3. Feinberg, I., Jones, R., Walker, J. M., Cavness, C., & March, J. (1975). Effects of high dosage delta‐9‐tetrahydrocannabinol on sleep patterns in man. Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics, 17(4), 458-466. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/164314
  4. REM SLEEP – TYPES AND STAGES OF SLEEP (howsleepworks.com) | https://www.howsleepworks.com/types_rem.html