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Can melatonin cause lucid dreaming?

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Dr. Bassam Amawi
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Usually not.

In brief: No

Usually not.
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Dr. Ranji Varghese
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine
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In brief: Not common

Melatonin is a naturally secreted hormone from our pineal gland in the brain.
Everyone makes melatonin, but not everyone lucid dreams. Rem sleep is commonly the period where vivid, technicolor dreams occur and where lucid dreams typically occur. Rem sleep is promoted by the anticholinergic system. Melatonin is not a common inducer of lucid dreams but you can certainly train yourself.

In brief: Not common

Melatonin is a naturally secreted hormone from our pineal gland in the brain.
Everyone makes melatonin, but not everyone lucid dreams. Rem sleep is commonly the period where vivid, technicolor dreams occur and where lucid dreams typically occur. Rem sleep is promoted by the anticholinergic system. Melatonin is not a common inducer of lucid dreams but you can certainly train yourself.
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