‘How to cure insomnia?’ ‘How to cure anxiety?’ If you suffer from either of these afflictions, you’ll have no doubt sought the answers to these questions. But would you ever have imagined that the answers may lay in powerful hallucinogenic drugs? Probably not…
In one of the more interesting stories we’ve come across from the world of science recently, it appears that ‘microdosing’ with LSD has been shown to keep the anxious calm and seriously help people suffering from extreme sleeplessness.
Just 10mg of ‘Lysergic acid diethylamide’ can reportedly help battle both anxiety and insomnia. Other side effects include an increase in alertness and concentration, explaining why so many Silicon Valley employees have taken to LSD microdosing of late, under the impression that drugs can keep you smart.
‘Psychedelics Researcher’ (what a job, huh?!) Dr James Fadiman, a man who has worked with the drug closely up until it was banned in 1966, says this:
‘People do it and they’re eating better, sleeping better, they’re often returning to exercise or yoga or meditation. It’s as if messages are passing through their body more easily.’
‘This is total guesswork, but so many different conditions that I’ve seen are improved, it looks like it rebalances those pistons which are not in balance.’
‘This may be in your central nervous system, it may be the brain stem, it may be that it’s improving function of mitochondria. One woman who had painful, crampy periods started microdosing and when her period came, she had no problems.’
It’s important to bear in mind that we are talking about ‘micro’ dosing, not full-on tripping.