Dream potentiation can be described as an effect which increases the subjective intensity, vividness, and frequency of sleeping dream states. This effect also results in dreams having a more complex and cohesive plot with a higher level of detail and definition. Additionally, the effect causes a greatly increased likelihood of them becoming lucid dreams.
Dream potentiation is most commonly induced under the influence of moderate dosages of oneirogenic compounds which is a class of hallucinogen that is used to specifically potentiate dreams when taken before sleep. This can occur as a residual side effect from falling asleep under the influence of an extremely wide variety of substances. It can also occur as a relatively persistent effect that has arisen as a symptom of hallucinogen persisting perception disorder (HPPD).
Compounds within our psychoactive substance index which may cause this effect include:
- Choline bitartrate
- Responsible use
- Lucid Dreaming
- Subjective effects index
- Dream suppression
- Dissociatives - Subjective effects
- Psychedelics - Subjective effects
- Deliriants - Subjective effects