The Best Nootropics For Lucid Dreaming And How They Work


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Nootropics are a great way to boost your Lucid Dreams. The term Nootropics basically means ‘smart drugs’. They’re substances that you can take which IMPROVE your brain and the functions it performs.

Improving your brain with smart drugs

They vary in strength, and each one does something slightly different. Before using any Nootropic, you should read fully what it does and how it works. If you don’t understand how it works, it’s probably not a good idea to take it.

From my experience Nootropics are a great way to boost your brainpower, and increase your focus. They can also do WONDERS for your lucid dreams. I’m going to explain a little bit about some of these substances, and as I gain experience with other types, I’ll add them to this page. These are the ones I’ve tried so far!

The best lucid dreaming Nootropics (list)

I’ll list a few of the best ones, and then at the end I’ll explain how you can use them in the best and most effective way. There’s a bit of an art to using these smart drugs properly so you can really get the best results in your dreaming life.

I’ll hopefully help you out with that. Just bare in mind that this is all just advice, and before trying any of these, you should do your own research. We’re not held responsible for anything that happens when you buy a nootropic from a third party site.

1: Lucidimine

Lucidimine is a great Lucid Dreaming booster.

I have to say that even on the first night of taking this, I experienced a crazy dream! It wasn’t Lucid, (but the second time I took it, it certainly was!) but it was VERY vivid. It felt so stable and so realistic that when I woke up I really had to spend a few minutes making sure I was awake!

It works by combining some common Lucid Dreaming supplements – Galantamine, Choline Bitartrate, Alpha GPC, Choline, and they also include L-theanine to make it easier to take.

2: Nooday (Daytime Coginitive Enhancer)

As far as cognitive enhancers go, this is a great one to try.

I have to say that from my experience, this is the most noticeable in terms of effect and brain boosting ability. I felt instantly more focused and the effects seemed to improve over time. Nooday is a great one for beginners because it gives mild results. It’s not going to blow your head off, so to speak!

3: Optimind

Optimind is a cognitive enhancer and can help you improve your memory. This is another way to get better dream recall. It should be combined with a goo strength multivitamin as well to get the best results.

Disclaimer – If you do decide to try any of these, please, read their site fully and make sure you understand how it works before you actually take it. Read reviews, and make sure you’re happy with it before trying it. I’m not responsible for any experience you may have with these substances, I can only offer my own opinion and review of them.

4: Alpha brain

Alpha Brain is a type of Nootropic that boosts cognitive ability and helps you to remember more things better.

5: Piracetam

This can also be called the original nootropic, because it was Piracetam that sparked this breed of supplements and substances, a powerful nootropic designed to increase cognitive function and memory.


Now, CILTEP is not JUST for lucid dreaming and in fact it’s more for just making your brain work at maximum capacity, but it’s REALLY really good. So good that I thought it’s worth mentioning here. Most importantly, CILTEP actually PERMANENTLY changes your brain and improves it with continued use. Check it out here!

7: Mind Lab Pro

Mind Lab Pro: A powerful all natural nootropic that I personally use almost every single day. I even take this traveling with me and it’s the closest I’ve found to the ‘limitless pill’

How to use nootropics for lucid dreaming

The most basic advice is use them as dream support.

Sure there are nootropics you can use that will DIRECTLY induce or help to induce lucid dreams, but I like to stay away from those. I like to use supplements and nootropics in a way that supports my NATURAL lucid dreaming ability. That’s what I really care about.

I like improving my natural ability to lucid dream, wherever possible. I may sometimes use the odd nootropic to directly experience a better lucid dream but usually I prefer the ones that naturally and gently support lucid dreams. The best way to take these is almost always at 3-5AM.

This is because like most lucid supplements, you need to be hitting your REM sleep when the substance is at it’s most active in your system. This is almost always in the early morning, as this is when you’re experiencing more REM sleep. I would also ombine any nootropic use with the appropriate lucid dreaming techniques.

The one that springs to mind is the wake initiated lucid dream, because it involves waking up at the same time as you would to take the nootropic. You can also combine these substances with techniques like the wake back to bed, as that involves waking up early too.

Combine taking the nootropic with doing the technique, and you’ll have some GREAT results.

Bonus tip: write things down!

If you’re like I was a year or so ago, you’re probably trying out various supplements and techniques for lucid dreaming. One huge mistake I made was that I tried lots of things at the same time, and didn’t really write anything down to read back later.

It’s a good idea to write down WHAT you’re using at any particular time, and HOW it’s affecting your dream life and your waking life. If possible, try and stick to one nootropic or technique that you’re testing for about a week, and THEN move on to the next one.

This way you’re able to more accurately be able to say ‘Ah, that lucid dream I had was BECAUSE I took THAT pill, so I know that this particular nootropic works better than the one I tried last week’ This is a great way to make sure you know where you’re at with all the supplements, and you can see what works and what doesn’t work for you.

Useful things to help you

You will probably find it useful to test various dreaming herbs as well. Different people react differently to things, so if you find nootropics are a bit too harsh on your body you could try herbs instead. Also, make sure you write down in your dream journal WHICH nootropics actually worked (or not). That way you can look back on them and see what worked for you.


A good way of doing that is using our custom journal, as it has a space for you to write which technique you used, what happened and also what supplement you used if any. Some other things you might find useful:


Alternative nootropics

If you’re interested in nootropics, there are actually some alternatives you might want to consider. 

  • Mind Lab Pro: A powerful all natural nootropic that I personally use almost every single day. I even take this traveling with me and it’s the closest I’ve found to the ‘limitless pill’
  • Optineuro: A powerful nootropic that I also use every day along with Mind Lab Pro but this one DOES contain caffeine so be careful if you already drink coffee
  • CILTEP: This stands for chemically induced long term potentiation. It’s a nootropic that aims to improve your brain, even after you’ve STOPPED taking it