The lucid dreaming technique to help you control your dreams immediately is not only to use supplements, but to break them up into 2 distinct parts. This is a slightly smarter lucid dreaming technique because there are 2 separate parts of sleep, which require entirely different nutrients to fuel the neurotransmitters involved in each stage. Also, by separating which nutrients you receive in the beginning of the night, with those prior to your lucid dream window (after roughly 4 hours of sleep) you can greatly increase your level of consciousness as you drift off to sleep.
This means that you take a few ingredients upon going to bed, and then a few more 4 hours later. Yes, you literally set an alarm to wake you up after 4 hours of sleep, but don’t worry, it really isn’t as annoying as you might think.
Interestingly, waking up in the middle of your sleep cycle is also very effective at promoting lucidity. In fact, a lot of lucid dreamers actually practice a lucid dreaming technique commonly referred to as WBTB, which stands for “wake, back to bed.” This approach alone is commonly known to help people to have lucid dreams because it helps thin the line between consciousness and unconsciousness.
Now, you might be wondering, “Why 4 hours later?” The reason is that in order to have a healthy night’s rest, we typically need about 4 hours of REM sleep, and 4 hours of deep sleep. And, the supplements that promote REM sleep typically conflict (or interact) with the supplements that promote deep sleep, and vice versa. That means that it’s best taking certain ingredients at bedtime to promote deep sleep, and then taking REM-boosting ingredients in the morning hours, after 4 hours of sleep.
I can assure you that if you are not sensitive to both stages of sleep and attempt to use only supplements that promote REM sleep, you will slow yourself down significantly. With this lucid dreaming technique (the two-part supplement approach) I can promise that you will sleep better and lucid dream better. Keep in mind though that there are all kind of other lucid dreaming techniques out there, which can also assist in your lucid dreaming attempts.
Best supplements to take when going to bed:
5-HTP prolongs the Deep Sleep cycle and also boosts serotonin levels, causing the “REM Rebound Effect.” This effect lengthens the REM Sleep cycle during the second half of the night, providing a much larger window for lucid dreaming.
Mugwort helps calm the nerves so you can fall asleep quickly. It is a popular dream herb for many lucid dream enthusiasts because it also causes your dreams to be highly creative and much more vivid. Mugwort also enhances dream recollection.
Best Supplements to take after 4 hours of sleep:
Huperzine-A slows the breakdown of ACh, helping you maintain access to your reality memories and maintain a degree of consciousness and lucidity while you dream. Huperzine-A helps you to have lucid dreams.
Choline Bitartrate not only assists Huperzine-A in maintaining high Acetylcholine (ACh) levels, but it is also the single most effective supplement for enhancing dream recall. Since memory and lucid dreaming are interconnected, Choline is essential for an amazing lucid dreaming experience.
Alpha GPC promotes rational thinking during REM Sleep and functions as an incredible catalyst for inducing lucid dreams.
Dream Leaf has synergized the amounts of these supplements for you, so you can start taking the correct lucid dreaming supplements in the right quantity, in order to accelerate your progress towards conscious dreaming :)