What is Lucid Dreaming?

The basic definition of lucid dreaming requires nothing more than becoming aware that you are dreaming. However, the quality of lucidity can vary greatly. When lucidity is at a high level, you are aware that everything experienced in the dream is occurring in your mind, that there is no real danger, and that you are asleep in bed and will awaken shortly. With low-level lucidity, you may be aware to a certain extent that you are dreaming, perhaps enough to fly or alter what you are doing, but not enough to realize that the people are dream representations, or that you can suffer no physical damage, or that you are actually in bed.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

3.6 ARE THERE ANY DRUGS OR NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS THAT STIMULATE LUCID DREAMS?

3.6   ARE THERE ANY DRUGS OR NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS THAT STIMULATE LUCID DREAMS?
A number of substances have been suggested to enhance the likelihood of lucid dreaming, from vitamins to prescription drugs. There are few good scientific studies to test such claims. Lucid dreaming is highly subject to the placebo effect; the belief that something will stimulate a lucid dream is very effective! This is not to say that there are not substances that do, in fact, promote lucid dreaming. We are interested in discovering such and welcome observations from fellow dreamers. At this time, however, we do not endorse any substances for inducing lucid dreams. Many prescription drugs as well as marijuana and alcohol alter the sleep cycle, usually by suppressing REM sleep. This leads to a phenomenon called "REM rebound," in which a person experiences intense, long REM periods after the drug has worn off. This can manifest as nightmares or, possibly, as lucid dreaming, since the brain is highly active. Drugs in the LSD family, including psilocybin and tryptamines actually stimulate REM sleep (in doses small enough to allow sleep), leading to longer REM periods. We do not recommend the use of drugs without proper guidance nor do we urge the breaking of laws.

9 comments:

  1. I was able to induce lucid dreaming with moderate doses of nicotine before sleep.

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  2. I don't think I will be taking any chances with drugs anytime soon

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  3. I actually had Lucid dreams while on Acid at times (been off everything for over 5 years)....not saying you should go out and do it. It was weird when I fell asleep I was still tripping and I knew it was a dream. It was cool though.

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  4. Oh, I have 'em all the time, but I usually wake up wijth a hardon and in time to finish them off myself with masterbation. makes me groan with pleasure and messy as hell...lol.

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  5. I'm glad I stumbled upon your facebook page on accident....What a trip Lucid Dreaming is!

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  6. I think I've worked out a technique for lucid dreaming.

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  7. I always experience lucid dreams too. I think it's fun because you know that you're in a dream. I wish there were supplements that can stimulate lucid dreams.

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