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Lettuce for Insomnia, Lucid Dreaming, and as an Opium/Cannabis Alternative

We all know lettuce (Lactuca sativa) as a leaf vegetable used in salads and sandwiches, however other than being a culinary plant, lettuce also has religious and medicinal significance. Lettuce has mild narcotic properties, and was even known as “sleepwort.” The Yazidi people of northern Iraq even are prohibited from eating the plant. Lettuce illegal?! …

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17 non-herbs from Chinese medicine for Sleep and Dream Problems

In this article I list non-herbs (animal products and minerals) from the traditional Chinese pharmacopoeia that can help alleviate sleep and dream problems, such as insomnia, excessive dreaming, nightmares and bad dreams, and so on. They are listed below along with their indications (specific conditions for which the remedy is used) and contraindications (conditions in …

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18 Chinese Herbs for Dream Problems

In this article I list the major herbs from the traditional Chinese pharmacopoeia that can help alleviate dream problems, such as excessive dreaming, nightmares and bad dreams, and so on. They are listed below along with their indications (specific conditions for which the herb is used) and contraindications (conditions in which the herb should not …

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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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Bandersnatch

Music to “get in to the flow” Non Physical Evidence The Glove Tangerine Dream The Cure Bauhaus Tomita Edgar Froese Joy Divison The Birthday Party Colin’s monologue on LSD People think there’s one reality but there’s loads of them, all snaking off, like roots. And what you do on one path affects what happens on …

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Sleep Apnea Dreams & Nightmares

Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder which is characterized by apneas (cessation of breathing events) during sleep. To determine the severity of sleep apnea, we consider the number of apneas (and hypopneas – partial cessations of breathing) which occur per hour of sleep as measured by polysomnography. An AHI (Apneas and Hypopneas Index) of 5 …

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Déjà Rêvé

Have you ever dreamt about something – even something seemingly insignificant, like a still picture on a wall – only to encounter that exact same dream-frame later in reality? Did the realization make your spine tingle? Did it sort of feel like you’ve just spotted a glitch in the matrix of reality? If any of …

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Dream and Sleep Yoga

Lucid dreaming may seem like a nifty little mind-trick to some, but the truth is that it is so much more than that. Lucidity is in fact one of the core tenets of Tibetan Buddhism and the Yoga of Dream and Sleep, as it is considered the only path to true enlightenment in day-to-day life, and …

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