This pattern is sometimes interrupted – by movements, bad sensor readings and dreams perchance:
I woke up at 0308 when the electrode gel dried up and triggered a string of false positives from the OpenEEG channel. I stayed up for 30 minutes for some Choline and Galantamine and was plagued by numerous false awakenings over the next 3 hours. I also tried out a EV-806A tENS unit at 40 Hz on Fp1 and Fp2 for a few minutes before sleep.
The BPM channel (grey) sometimes climbs of its own accord – that might be the first place to start looking:
Another track played in the morning and woke me up during REM sleep, feeling very refreshed.
Preparation: chewed a few calea leaves.
Preparation: chewed a few Calea leaves four hours earlier.
Preparation: added boiling water to a cup with a teaspoon of Calea leaves and let it soak until cool.
I have had great success with the tea inducing long, vivid and lucid dreams in the past, so I will have to try again soon.
Preparation: boiled two tablespoons of Mugwort in two cups of water for 10 minutes until half a cup was left.