Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Melatonin and its consequences for vivid dreamers

For all those not hip to the natural sleep-aid scene, Melatonin is a widely available and quite effective over the counter supplement.   Its actually a naturally produced chemical in the brain to induce sleep.  However, for those that are active in their own dreams on a regular basis, taking this shit can be downright troublesome. It literally can trap you in your own dream sequence so that when you would normally bail and wake up in the middle of the night, you are forced to continue with whatever bizarre scenario is rolling through your warped mass of gray matter.  For the last two nights on this stuff I have had fits of sleep paralysis (Google is your friend.) trying to escape nightmares I suspect I would usually snap out of quickly.  I have had to deal with pesky ex lovers, kitten attacks, and even malicious assaults from the "friendly" potion gifting gnomes in the hit arcade game Golden Axe. WHAT.THE.FUCK.

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