The Effect of Food, Drinks & Herbs On Our Dreams
Fish contains some substance that also helps, improbing your dream recall. Cheese like cheddar, for some reason and bananas to a lesser extent, contain some stuff that can cause wild dreams. Soy, eggs, etc., as mentioned above.
Caffeine: Under influence of caffeine (and i mean rather much, after drinking, for example, 10 to 15 cups), you will tend to sleep very light. If you will get to dream it usually is a lucid dream. Thus, it seems caffeine changes the conciousness while sleeping. Also, you can have more nightmares if i drink too much coffee. Your body falls asleep and begins the REM cycle...then, the caffeine stimulates your brain (or at least irritates it) so that your conscious mind awakens. Normally, so would your body, but if you sleep late enough, your body will be so fatigued that the fact of your brain awakening won't be enough to rouse it; and, if you take the right amount of caffeine, the stimulant effect will be just enough to wake up your mind, without forcing it completely awake. Teas and herbs - most of them either ineffective or unspeakably vile.
Herbs like Valerian, Mugwort, Mullein, Kava Kava, Dittany of Crete, St. Johns Wort, Calea Zacatechichi, Salvia Divinorum, Scutellaria Indica, Licorice Root, Vervain, Jasmine, Honeysuckle, Datura, Bee Pollen, Catnip, Hops, Scullcap, Mimosa, Lavender, Damiana, Withania Somnifera, Passionflower, Chamomile, Cardamom, Gotu Kola,Ginkgo Biloba, Ibogaine, Verbena, Rose, Cinnamon, Marigold, Nutmeg, Peppermint, Holly, Yarrow and Anise may help you dream more, recall more or even have a Lucid Dream.
Make sure you know more about these herbs before you use them: some are to be used in pillows, some are to be smoked, some are to be used in tea, etc. And finally we have psychedelic drugs like DXM that may induce Lucid Dreams.
Warning: Some of the drugs and herbs can be addictive, and be poisonous if taken in too large doses. it advised not to use them at all. and they are present here only for information.
thanks to Lars Faq.
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