Sleep Deprivation

Sleep is a physiological need. It is just like water, nourishment, and oxygen. Without it, we cannot exist. Even insufficient amounts of quality sleep can have far-reaching negative effects on how we function. Unfortunately, in this day and age, sleep deprivation has become common among teenagers and young adults. In some sense, it is “badge […]

Fitbit Sleep Score – Teach Yourself to Sleep Better

Enough sleep of proper quality is an essential ingredient of a healthy life. How do you know whether you sleep enough though? And more importantly: how do you know that the sleep you get is truly of a satisfactory quality? The short answer to that is Fitbit. The longer answer is “your Fitbit Sleep Score.” […]

SleepPhones – Headphones for Sleeping

SleepPhones® is a great solution for people who want to use headphones for sleeping or during practices which involve lying down on the side. For years I would struggle with using headphones for example during wake-induced lucid dreaming exercises or astral projections where I would use binaural beats to induce a change in consciousness. I’m […]

Yohimbine & Yohimbé Tree (Pausinystalia johimbe)

Yohimbine or quebrachine is a constituent of the bark of Pausinystalia johimbe, which has been used since ancient times in Africa as an aphrodisiac, tonic, and stimulant. Other species which may contain yohimbine are P. macroceras and P. trillesii. Nowadays, it is used mostly as a treatment for frigidity, impotence, and as a local anesthetic. It […]

African Dream Herb (Entada rheedii)

Designating this plant a herb is a bit of a stretch, especially in regards to its dream-enhancing effects. The part of Entada rheedii, also known as African Dream Herb, that is a known oneirogen, is the pulp/flesh within its seeds. With that in mind, calling it a “dream seed” would probably be more accurate. The […]

African Dream Root (Silene capensis/undulata)

Silene capensis, also known as African Dream Root, has been used as a dream-enhancing herbal supplement for possibly thousands of years. It originates from South Africa, more precisely from the tribal shamans of the Xhosa people. Locally, the plant is also known as ubulawu (together with the roots and barks of a number of other […]

Mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris)

Unlike an wormwood (Artemisia absinthium), an ingredient in the psychoactive alcoholic drink known as absinthe, Mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris), which has a tonic effect on consciousness, is not toxic, though the two plants are rather indistinguishable. Effects It is believed that an essential oil and toxin known as thujone found in the root and leaves of […]