Is It Possible To Make Lucid Dreaming Supplements At Home?
If you're the type of person who is the "do it yourself-er" you might be interested in making your own lucid dreaming supplements. You can, but you need to be careful as there is an opportunity to get too much of a good thing!
Natural herbs and roots may be hard to measure and they can get very potent. That being said, maybe you should first experiment on making a nice pillow that will allow you to breath in aromas that will relax you, and have been proven to help people have more vivid lucid dreams.
The supplies are not all that difficult to figure out; you'll need a pillowcase or some kind of smaller sachet bag that you can place under your pillowcase whenever you are practicing to have a lucid dream.. For stress relief, lavender is the most used flower so it is advisable to add that to your "potion." The easiest way to find it is in a soap, dried flowers or maybe even a light perfume.
For vivid dreams you'll want to add some hops (another flower). Hops are usually found in some of the better Lucid Dreaming Supplements. Then you can add a variety of other herbs and flowers such as rose petals, lemon verbena and lemongrass, mint and orange peel. I think it's worth a try, even if it does seem like you're getting ready for a tea party. If you have success with the pillow, at least you'll be able to make it again and again.
That being said, you might prefer to find lucid dreaming supplements that have the recommended mixture of something that's a good sleep aid, as well as the introduction of roots that induce lucid dreams and make them more colorful and vivid.
The preferred root that many Lucid Dreaming Supplements include is valerian root but actually, its effectiveness has not yet been proven. There were some clinical trials done though that suggest that valerian is helpful as a mild sleep aid but doesn't send you into such a deep sleep that you won't remember your dreams; it's less potent than a sleeping pill but seems to work like one.
Valerian was originally tested for people with anxiety disorders but had to be eliminated in this area because there was not enough proof to make claims for anxiety relief. But fortunately, it was while doing the case studies for anxiety when it was discovered that the root did help people fall asleep faster and get a good night's rest. It seems to be a pretty good stress reliever as well as a lucid dream sleep aid.
Published November 9th, 2011
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