Blue Lotus is known to be a mild sedative which makes it great for those who are prone to stress and anxiety. Many people enjoy it for its calming and euphoric effect and use it in social gatherings or to relax in the evening. Not only that, but it can be used as an aphrodisiac herb to promote feelings of love. In potent doses blue lotus can have psychoactive effects; however, a simple tea or tincture will not have this effect.
Blue Lotus may have a lot of amazing effects, but let's focus on the one that will help you fall asleep. GABA is an inhibitory neurotransmitter. By increasing the levels of GABA in your brain, Blue Lotus can help you relax and calm down. In addition to this, it also increases serotonin and dopamine, which are both known to make us feel happier and more relaxed. Eventually, serotonin converts to melatonin, helping us stay asleep throughout the night.
Lucid dreaming is defined as: ‘a type of dream where the dreamer becomes aware that they are dreaming. During a lucid dream, the dreamer may gain some amount of control over the dream characters, narrative, and environment; however, this is not actually necessary for a dream to be described as lucid.’