will sativa keep me awake

does weed keep you awake?

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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

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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?

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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!

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…

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