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      Oh, I had some good results with Gingko, especially when it comes to boosting memory and dream vividness. Still, there might be a trade off when it comes to extra awakenings - but still not the insomnia of B6 with me. I got smaller dosages now - 30 mg instead of the 120 mg per capsule, which helps take as much as needed at different times.

      I was browsing through my old entries and trying to replicate a milder version of this. Also, I am currently trying to find a combo that might allow me to skip the wbtb every once in a while, hence the comeback to gingko and menthol combos.

      Quote Originally Posted by NyxCC

      Date: 25th of Aug
      Dose: Pre bed Gingko 120mg, Q10 10mg, p.oil capsule (200mg)
      Side Effects: none
      Sleep Duration: 7 ½ hrs
      Cognitive: vivid, enhanced positive emotions, some neg ones as well, good self-control in ld part, couldn’t recall advanced TOTM, but recalled 3 other tasks later in the dream
      Sexual: no, but romantic moments
      Atmosphere: interesting non-ld (zoo images, Greek gods exhibition hall), very vivid ld with extremely bright colors.
      Other Comments: In times when I cannot use caffeine (due to sleep schedule and wake uncertainty), the combo of Gingko plus peppermint oil capsule pre bed seems to help a lot with dream recall, enhance vividness, and I am not as sleepy (compared to the also nice SJW combo), which means it is easier to ld.

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      Poor man's galantamine...
      (or very expensive cough drops?)

      total cost/total quantity
      75/10 per pack
      = 7.5 p per sweet

      Session consumption
      7.5 x 4
      = 30 pence


      Date: Sun April 5th 2015
      Dose: Approx *38.5 mg (x4) Honey and Lemon cough drops
      Side Effects: Initial insomnia and stomach bloating/griping
      Sleep Duration: Approx 6 hrs / approx 2.0 hrs after (Total = 8 hrs approx excl. WBTB and sleeplessness)
      WBTB: Yes (30 min)
      Lucid: Yes
      Vividness: Fair to Good. Excellent in places
      Stability: Good
      Dream Comments: Initial short dreamlets. Very short micro DILD involving vibrations beforehand. Very long DILD an hour later initialised by a major dreamsign of mine.
      N.B: (*The menthol quantity is not quoted on the later packs. I have therefore based this figure on my earlier entries.)

      At least I didn't see 3 ft high pigeons on my garden lawn this time!
      Last edited by Highlander; 04-05-2015 at 05:31 PM. Reason: giant pigeon hallucinations
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      Poor man's G, I like that!

      Congrats on the lds and no giant pigeons.

      I actually still have a few capsules left from few years ago, time to take them and restock.
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      The menthol thread is back baby!
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      This life is but a dream"
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      July 15th 2015

      Dose: Jakemans H & L menthol cough drops (x2)
      Side Effects: None.
      Sleep Duration: 4 hrs 54 min : 3 hrs 04 min. (Total = 7 hrs 57 min approx)
      WBTB: Yes - 35 min (@ 5.15 am)
      Lucid: Yes, very short Dilds (x2)
      Vividness: Very good.
      Stability: Average.
      Dream Comments: A timing related project incubated from during WBTB period, inc a couple of (audible) false positives. High recall. A couple of FA’s noted. Dreamsign – met up with my dad (deceased IWL.)
      I should also point out that the pre-WBTB non-menthol NLD was memorable in its own right due to the subject matter (namely ex-GF.)
      Last edited by Highlander; 07-15-2015 at 08:52 PM. Reason: corrected WBTB time period
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      What is this link with cough and dreaming... why does the syhrupt for cough make you dream? I always questioned this

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      Congrats on the lds, Highlander!
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      Fri Jan 6th 2017

      Dose: 48.5 mg Honey & Lemon cough drops in total (5.30am x5)
      Side Effects: None
      Sleep Duration: About 5.9 hrs : 3 hrs after (Total = 8.9 hrs approx)
      WBTB: Yes (0.5 hrs)
      Lucid: Yes (DILD)
      Vividness: Average to good
      Stability: Fair to good (initially)
      Dream Comments: Micro-awakening post-WBTB where I noticed a typical ‘sensation’ associated with my sleep state/awareness and body.
      Main dream become more solid upon grounding (by touching the grass).
      Summersault action destabilised dream scenario, causing tunnel vision and affecting lucidity/awareness.

      N.B. This is probably my fourth (and strongest) DILD of the year so far. The others were either shorter, more vaguer or a lot weaker; albeit non-supplemental/unaided.
      This is all on the back of not keeping a regular or daily dream journal for well over a year due to Uni commitments, projects, etc.

      (From (past) experience I’ve noticed that regular journaling is the key to becoming more involved in the recall and eventual (self) awareness in dreams).

      P.S. It would be nigh impossible to do a test without some form of WBTB involved however.
      Last edited by Highlander; 01-06-2017 at 10:35 PM.
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