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does weed keep you awake?

Discussion in 'Toke N Talk' started by gotpot22, Aug 19, 2009.


    gotpot22 Active Member

    my friend just got into smoking after i gave him some. he kept telling me that it keeps him up at night and shit like that. i never heard of it and i thought weed is a depressant. has anyone else here had that problem?

    LedZeppelin8906 Well-Known Member

    With certain strains I feel full of energy, sativa strains, its never a problem though, Indica's usually knock me out if I smoke them later at night

    gotpot22 Active Member

    kk thanks i only smoke indica strains since i was told they are somewhat stronger. thanks again
    Green Cross

    Green Cross Well-Known Member

    I agree with Led Zeppelin - I always liked the band too

    It's usually strain dependent

    An indica may give you a rush for an hour or more, but then it's sleepy time.

    Sativa's tend to keep your mind working without the sleepy effect

    northwoodsmoker New Member

    Smoking weed makes me tired as fuck..sometimes..

    BloodShot420 Well-Known Member

    sometimes i'm all tired and about to go to sleep, but then i find some weed, so i stay up and smoke it...

    does that count?

    BluesRocker Active Member

    If he doesn't start until evenings, maybe he should start partaking a little earlier. Since you seem to be talking about potent indicas which gives a heavier body buzz, somewhat sedative in nature, the stay awake at night effect is probably more from socially provided stigma issues than it is from the smoke.

    Beginners may feel a bit nervous, almost paranoid especially if you really get buzzed simply because of the unfamiliarity and increased lifestyle risks associated with this new activity. Fears of the unknown may be the larger reason for what is keeping him up at night.

    Worries like,
    -will I get busted
    -will I enjoy the experience
    -when will I come down because I've got plans later (like sleeping)
    -I don't want to loose valuable friends/associates so I'd better be careful,
    -will I get addicted, etc.

    Give him a few weeks/months and he'll be saying the same smoke puts him to sleep. Then get him some Sativa dominant for more upper energetic highs, and it's all good!
    buzzardbreath and Louis541 like this.

    Bookworm Well-Known Member

    bluerocker, you hit the nail on the head. props to you.

    Bombadil Well-Known Member

    I tend to stay up doing things when I smoke. I find it hard to just lay down and go to sleep if I'm high. I usually end up reading for a couple of hours or something.

    growone Well-Known Member

    yeah, sativa's can really mess up my sleep, just like your friend
    been puffing some nl#5 for the 1st time, no problem sleeping with that

    SarcasticHobbes Well-Known Member

    shwag and mid grade weed tires me out at the end of the night. High grade shit keeps me up.
    Green Cross

    Green Cross Well-Known Member

    Some strains are better for sleep, and some aren't

    So far the Indica's have it

    BluesRocker Active Member

    Thanks bud. I was a bit surprised how I got a bit nervous from smoking as from past experience it had always mellowed me out, made me feel great. My first stretch of smoking was nine years from when I was a teen until I went into the service when I quit. After that I didn't use for nearly two decades, and when I started back up, I was such a lightweight. Probably took over a month to finally regain my former casual buddha-belly nature. It's got it's up side tho, takes less to stay high.

    Like it's been well stated numerous times, it often functions like a stimulant, yet at the same time tends to be naturally relaxing/calming. Personally I get stoked to play guitar (or my gal) after lighting up!

    gotpot22 Active Member

    wow i didnt no certain strains had different affects.... i learn somhting everyday. thanks guys :weed:

    Katatawnic Well-Known Member

    Which is why I'm growing sativa dominant for daytime pain management, and indica for nighttime. :D

    CrackerJax New Member

    Nothing can keep me from sleeping.....why sometimes right in the middle of doing someth


    Katatawnic Well-Known Member

    I'm jealous! :lol:

    CrackerJax New Member

    One of my wife's few complaints...... she can be talking right to me...and "blip"... I'm gone. defense mechanism....part Possum? :lol:

    ADTR Well-Known Member

    totally, me too.. if i'm real blazed i cannot go to sleep. usually watch a movie until im sleepy enough to pass out. But i did notice once that i felt very restless during the come down. mainly in my legs when i was trying to sleep. is that weird?

    jewfr00 Active Member

    i smoke to fall asleep at night lol

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