Assessing the Perceived Differences in Post-Galantamine Lucid Dreams vs. Non-Galantamine Lucid Dreams

  • Gregory Scott Sparrow (Author)
    University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley Atlantic University

    Associate Professor

    Dept. of Counseling and Guidance

  • Ralph Carlson (Author)
    University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley Department of Human Development and School Services
  • Ryan Hurd (Author)
    www.dreamstudies.org

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Abstract

A group of 18 experienced lucid dreamers responded to a 27-item online questionnaire pertaining to their use of the supplement galantamine for the purpose of inducing dreams. The questionnaire included 14 items that assessed the perceived differences on dimensions of dream phenomenology between lucid dreams immediately preceded by the ingestion of galantamine, and lucid dreams that were not. These retrospective assessments suggested that galantamine significantly enhanced length and vividness, and decreased negative dimensions of lucid dreaming, including fear, violence, and the presence of threatening characters.

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Published
2016-05-03
Section
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Language
en
Keywords
galantamine; lucid dreaming; lucid dream induction; PTSD