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.” […]

Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis)

Melissa officinalis is a plant from the mint family, which is why it is also known as balm mint. More often however it is referred to as lemon balm, sweet balm, or common balm. Lemon balm may alleviate stress and anxiety and increase calmness, while improving mood and cognitive performance. In addition to being an anti-oxidant, […]

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 […]

Cannabis

Cannabis is by far the most popular psychoactive herb used worldwide. According to a UN report, some 162 million people, making up 4% of the world’s population, use cannabis at least once a year. Due to the legal stigma often associated with cannabis use, these numbers are probably negatively skewed though. Given that sort of […]

Creatine

Creatine is a substance that occurs naturally in our body. It is produced in our liver, kidneys, and pancreas, and transported to the brain and muscles, when rapid energy deployment is needed. It basically acts as a quick reserve energy boost when we’re running low in oxygen and blood sugar. When taken as a supplement […]