Improving your sleep with microdosing is a great way to feel better during the day. Sleeping problems are extremely annoying: you cannot perform as well as you would like, you suffer from a lack of energy and you can even get physical complaints such as headaches. Long-term sleep deprivation can also be a health hazard in the long run. Microdosing with psychedelic substances such as magic mushrooms gives you the possibility to address these complaints with a natural remedy.
The vicious circle of sleep problems
Problems sleeping are incredibly annoying. There is often an underlying cause: stress, anxiety and restlessness are common reasons for lying awake. But pain can also keep you from sleeping. But sleep is also such a tricky phenomenon, where your own thoughts about sleep can even keep you awake. The more often you sleep badly, the more often you think, before you even get into bed, that you’ll probably be awake for a while. And of course you’re lying awake…
But the problem with sleeping is that you don’t just lie tossing and turning all night, the real trouble starts when the alarm rings. Those who lie awake don’t rest very well. Your body has not had the rest it needs to recover properly, both physically and mentally. So you feel sluggish, tired and lifeless. You have a lack of energy. You may also get a headache and other aches and pains will flare up more. And this has the consequence that you can’t perform as well at your work, your study or with your family. Your concentration, memory and alertness will all leave something to be desired. You can see how this leads to a vicious circle. If things get worse at work, you worry about it, and then you find it harder to fall asleep again.
The danger of sleeping pills
If sleep problems persist, start looking for a solution. Most remedies are stopgap, they don’t solve the underlying cause. A first step is usually a known tranquilizer like St. John’s wort, valerian or melatonin. But after that, the sleeping pills soon follow. There are some that work for a short time and help you fall asleep, such as temazepam. Or take a drug that helps you sleep better through the night, like oxazepam or diazepam.
Yet there are major drawbacks to this. First of all, your body gets used to it and it will not work as well. In addition, the drugs have side effects ranging from daytime drowsiness to coordination and memory problems. In addition, the underlying cause still remains. If you don’t do anything about it, your sleep problems won’t go away either. It is better to address the fear, tension or anxiety.
Microdosing for sleeping problems
Many people would therefore prefer to take a natural remedy. You can do that with microdosing. It is so that mushrooms containing psilocybin work together with our nervous system. Psilocybin (the substance that has a mind-expanding effect in larger quantities) works in about the same way as serotonin. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that our body makes itself. It is also called the happiness hormone. It helps us relax, improves our mood and affects sleep. When you take psilocybin, it reacts with the serotonin receptors, where it mimics the action of this neurotransmitter.
In this way psilocybin has the same kind of relaxing effect. It can therefore contribute to a healthy night’s sleep. The method of microdosing is that you take a very small amount of the psychedelic drug. If you take a normal amount to trip, for example 2 grams of dried mushrooms, then for a micro-dose you only take 0.2 grams. You won’t get a trip then, but you will be able to notice the subtle effects.
Do you have trouble falling asleep or do you just wake up in the middle of the night and can’t get back to sleep? Maybe you wake up too early or you sleep restlessly and don’t feel fit in the morning. Whatever it is, microdosing could be the solution. People who take microdosing report that falling asleep is easier. It can reduce fretting, making you feel calm and sleep comes more quickly. Instead of waking up several times a night, you suddenly manage to sleep through the night. There are also people who say they suffer less from nightmares. Another advantage that is mentioned is that you wake up rested and energetic in the morning. The effect of microdosing on sleeping problems is versatile. It can help to calm you down, so you feel less anxiety. It often also helps with self-confidence, which of course is also helpful in calming down. Furthermore, it has a calming effect. For the best effect it is recommended to take your microdosing dose in the evening before going to sleep. Use a microdosing schedule, so you can optimally benefit from its effects. If you want to try it out, you can microdose with mushrooms, truffles and mescaline cacti.