PTSD Nightmares & Insomnia

Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), previously known as “war neurosis,” is a psychiatric condition which develops in approximately 10% of persons who are exposed to severely threatening trauma (a single event or repeated episodes). One of the most distressing symptoms associated with this disorder are PTSD nightmares, insomnia, and other sleep problems. The trauma is usually …

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Night Terror (Sleep Terror)

Also members of the unpleasant menagerie of bad dreams and sleeping disorders, Night Terrors are known to be most frequent in children aged 3-13. Some adults suffer from Night Terrors too. Why do these disorders happen? What can one do to stop them? Can we prevent them? These are some of the issues I’ll address …

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How to Stop Nightmares & Bad Dreams

For some unfortunate people, sleep is not something to look forward to because that is when they are confronted with unpleasant and upsetting dreams, which can be extremely vivid, and sometimes even become full-fledged nightmares. Read on to learn how to stop nightmares and bad dreams naturally, without resorting to pharmaceuticals. Nightmare disorder affects approximately …

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Stimulus Control Therapy Guidelines for Insomnia & Better Sleep

Stimulus Control is a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) component, for the treatment of insomnia. Its main target is the deconstruction of the classical conditioning responses which lead to conditioned arousal. Its action is double-pronged. On the one hand, it breaks up the conditioned, conscious or subconscious “pairing” of the bed and bedroom with arousal and …

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Psychophysiological Insomnia

Insomnia (sleeplessness) is characterized by a difficulty to initiate or maintain sleep not due to time constraints, resulting in daytime impairment, which may include sleepiness, fatigue, as well as cognitive problems (e.g., impaired memory and concentration). If you have been suffering from insomnia for at least 3 months, you would be diagnosed with Chronic Insomnia …

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Idiopathic Insomnia

Insomnia (sleeplessness) is characterized by a difficulty to initiate or maintain sleep not due to time constraints, resulting in daytime impairment, which may include sleepiness, fatigue, as well as cognitive problems (e.g., impaired memory and concentration). If you have been suffering from insomnia for at least 3 months, you would be diagnosed with Chronic Insomnia …

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How to Recover from Jetlag

For most people, Jet Lag (often described as a bad case of hangover, without the great night out) is no more than minor annoyance. First of all: it only affects those who travel by plane (which literally translates to millions of people every year though), and among those, only travelers who move East-to-West, or West-to-East. …

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DMAE (Dimethylaminoethanol) for Lucid Dreaming & Astral Projection

Dimethylaminoethanol (DMAE) is a colorless viscous liquid with fishy, ammoniacal odor. DMAE is also known as: dimethylethanolamine (DMEA) Deaner (deanol p-acetamidobenzoate) – sold until 1983 by Riker Laboratories as a prescription drug for children with learning and behavioral problems. 2-dimethylaminoethanol What Exactly is DMAE? DMAE is a substance naturally produced in the brain, which can …

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Kava for Sleep (Piper methysticum)

Kava kava (Piper methysticum) is a shrub of the Piperaceae Family (Pepper Family), which can be found on some South Pacific islands, where the root has been used medicinally and ceremonially for centuries to prepare a hypnotic and narcotic psychoactive beverage known as kava (the Polynesia Islanders of the Pacific referred to Piper methysticum as …

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Canary Grass (Phalaris spp.)

Phalaris arundinacea and Phalaris aquatica (canary grasses) are plants in the Grass Family, which are cosmopolitan, meaning they are widely distributed throughout the world, including Eurasia, North Africa, and North America, particularly on river- and lake-banks and in wet meadows. The Basics In the Gramineae (previously Poaceae) Family, there are at least 4 possibly psychoactive …

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Franz Bardon’s Dreamwork – Mental & Astral Travel

Franz Bardon was a European Hermetic mystic, who wrote extensively about Hermetic magic, emphasizing practical aspects. In fact, his work is regarded by many as the best magical training program written in the 20th century, allowing students to become magic-users even without access to a teacher. Personally, I am interested especially in Bardon’s dreamwork, specifically …

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Damiana (Turnera diffusa) for Sleep, Dreams, and Astral Projection

Turnera diffusa (damiana) is a psychoactive shrub classified as a Turneraceae (Turnera Family) or Passifloraceae. It is native to southern California (Baja), southern Texas, Central America, Mexico, South America, and the Caribbean, but its main region is in northern Mexico and Baja California. Damiana is the means for loving thy neighbor! Max Amann (1997) The …

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