All my dreams got dimmer when I stopped smoking pot
Nightmares got more vivid when I stopped smoking pot
While it can distance and protect them from their darker thoughts, experiences and emotions, Frank and Earl acknowledge how weed can be bad bad or good for creativity, the fact that their dreams are “dimmer” suggests they’ve been brought back to reality, however the night terrors may show the bad side.
In a more literal aspect, smoking pot before sleeping makes dream recall difficult and those who smoke pot everyday may experience REM-rebound when they stop, meaning their dreams/nightmares for a couple of days are more vivid and easily recalled. Also, frequent night-terrors are a common side-effect of quitting marijuana.
Pitchfork: The hook on “Sunday” mentions that you stopped smoking weed. How long did you go without?
ES: A long-ass time, when I got pneumonia. I kind of just started smoking weed again.
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