I did read the articles thank you for the feedback.
The only reason that I went through sleep medicine in the first place is, no regular doctor will do anything. They send you to sleep med. You fill out questionnaires which nobody reads beforehand. They then schedule the sleep lab which costs thousands. If you show any symptoms of apnea you will get a CPAP machine with the assurance that all your issues will be solved. If not you next see a shrink who prescribes antidepressants.
I have explained over and over in great detail to every specialist that I see why I am there. The first thing they say is how can I help you. I should record my response to save time. I do not have insomnia. I can fall asleep in 5 min. Apnea is not a problem. My sleep chart data looks pretty normal, etc.
My complaint is I seem to have long vivid intense dreams that go on and on all night. I get up, go back to bed, and repeat. Every single night year after year.
I am exhausted when I finally drag my butt out.
One of the last Dr's I saw I basically had to grab his tie and say look this is why I am here. Without hesitation, he said you have epic (non-rem) dreaming.
It is rare, little is known about it and there is no known treatment. Well at least someone finally put a name on it. I asked if cannabis might help and he would not even consider that since there hadn't been any study. Here is your chance! Hence my inquiry here.
I live in Minnesota 15 miles from the Mayo clinic. Medical marijuana is legal, but not recreational.