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How to use galantamine for lucid dreaming
Galantamine, an Alzheimer's drug that is also marketed as a gray supplement, causes lucid dreaming. These are dreams in which you are aware that you are dreaming and you can decide for yourself what you dream.
In 2018, LaBerge published an open trial in which he experimented with 121 participants in a Lucidity Institute dream course. The participants were already aware of what lucid dreaming was and wanted to master techniques to induce lucid dreaming.
A number of those techniques have been developed by LaBerge. One involves being woken up after 4-5 hours of sleep, staying awake for half an hour and then going back to sleep. This technique works even better if you take a light dose of galantamine during the wake interval period.
Another technique is that you agree with yourself that you will know when you are dreaming by recognizing a 'dream sign'. Everyone has a few dream signs that keep coming back in dreams.
A synthetic version of galantamine is officially on the market as a drug for early forms of Alzheimer's, but the bulk of the galantamine produced is intended for the gray market where galantamine is in use as a nootropic and a dream drug.
Above you can see how LaBerge used galantamine. He repeated his experiment three nights in a row, one time giving his subjects a placebo without galantamine [G0], the other time a placebo with 4 milligrams of galantamine [G4] and another time a placebo with 8 milligrams of galantamine [G8].
The study participants had told how often they had had lucid dreams in the past 6 months [BASE].
"While more studies documenting the safety profile of this substance are needed, the potential of making lucid dreaming widely accessible also has implications for scientific research."
"As one of the challenges for conducting scientific research on lucid dreaming is its relative infrequency, making the state more accessible would increase the efficiency of the collection of larger datasets, which would greatly facilitate research in this field."
It might be a good idea to do some research before experimenting with galantamine.