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      Does food effect your dreams?

      I am sitting here eating some chips, All Natural eatsmart Veggie Crisps, reading some dream journals when it dawned on me. Can food effect the way you dream? For instance, I have problems after eating certain foods, in the stomache area. Would these food effect dreams, for example:

      Your in a dream and your stomache begins to rumble while walking down the street. You feel the pain and then say to yourself while you're clenching your stomache, "I shouldn't have eaten those refried beans before bed!" Click! It shoots through your mind that you ate chips before you went to bed, so you must be in a dream!

      I will test my theory, and if noone else claims that it'll be called "Ben's Theory of food consumption"

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      It has been discussed, it has never really had an effect with me though
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      I see that fruit does not. I have about a pound or 2 of fruit (before put in the blender), and today I missed having one for the first time in 3 weeks. I finally had some real LDs tonight. I have also been experimenting with a mixture each night of warm milk, vanilla, sugar, and a pinch of cinnamon and nutmeg. Tasty and a natural sedative, but I also missed that today. The things I had different today were a Sobe and Red Bull.

      In short, I don't think foods affect one's dreams.

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      Lack of food affects my dreams. Everytime that I go to bed hungry, I dream about food. Not necessarily eating it either (one dream I had where I was running a race around the top of a full buffet table in borrowed shoes...) I should try to use that to my advantage....
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      It's not the foods, but the chemicals in the food. Take chocolate for example, it helps you become conscious because of a chemical which name I have forgotten. So chemicals affect the way you sleep, food is just a vessel for them. Thanks chocolate!
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      In my experience, food can have a major impact. Some of my best LDs cams after eating fish (whiting, halibut). Salads and fruit also seem to help. The important thing is that there must be a critical level of neurotransmitters present in the sleeping brain. Food is a natural source of neurotransmitters.

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      Originally posted by Sean999
      It's not the foods, but the chemicals in the food. Take chocolate for example, it helps you become conscious because of a chemical which name I have forgotten. So chemicals affect the way you sleep, food is just a vessel for them. Thanks chocolate!
      Very true. Chemicals in certain foods can have an amazing effect on the number of dreams a person remembers and the vividness of those dreams. One of the ingredients in chocolate that has this amazing effect is Serotonin. For those who may be allergic to chocolate or have a problem with gaining weight from eating chocolate, you can also get Serotonin by taking St Johns Wort capsules. To see just what Serotonin is used for and how much you might want to try taking do a search on Serotonin on the the intrernet.

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