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Does Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cause vivid dreams?

Does Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cause vivid dreams?

Paradoxical effect: People often feel groggy and less rested in the morning after taking benadryl (diphenhydramine). Sleep is composed of repetitive cycles of non-rem and rem sleep. Dreams during rem sleep tend to be vivid, visual and story-like. It is thought that Benadryl (diphenhydramine) affects our rem sleep, possibly by decreasing it. Why decreased rem sleep causes vivid dreaming is a mystery, but it can. It's also common with antidepressants. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Vivid Dreams (Definition)

Dreams that feel intensely real and immersive, typically memorable. If you are having more vivid dreams can be more emotionally laden or content can seem more negative at times ...Read more


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What to do if every time I take a sleep aid with diphenhydramine in it, I have extremely vivid dreams?

What to do if every time I take a sleep aid with diphenhydramine in it, I have extremely vivid dreams?

See you doctor.: There are other sleep aids out there, that could help you without the dreams. Even better, there are healthy sleeping habits termed sleep hygiene, where by changing simple habits, you could improve your sleep/ rest experience. Your doctor can help. ...Read more

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What can cause vivid dreams?

What can cause vivid dreams?

Causes of dreams: There are many factors which can cause vivid dreams, including some medications, sleep deprivation, anxiety, an active imagination to name a few. Everyone dreams, some more vividly than others. Learning about dream interpretation can be fun and interesting. ...Read more

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I've heard that eating cheese causes vivid dreams, is this true?

I've heard that eating cheese causes vivid dreams, is this true?

Yes, it is true: I was curious about your question and found this report on NPR. it appears that cheese before bed can trigger vivid dreams, not nightmares. different types of cheese seem to trigger different types of dreams! it's facsinating, thanks for asking the question! http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4851485 ...Read more

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Can cipralex cause nightmares or vivid dreams?

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Can cipralex cause nightmares or vivid dreams?

Cipralex: Another brand of celexa, (citalopram) an ssri antidepressant, cipralex can cause vivid dreams. ...Read more

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Why does Zoloft (sertraline) cause vivid dreams?

Why does Zoloft (sertraline) cause vivid dreams?

Serotonin effect?: I don't believe anyone knows the exact mechanism, but vivid dreams are a well-known side effect of ssri antidepressants (prozac, zoloft, celexa, lexapro, (escitalopram) and paxil). Since the commonality of ssris is that they all increase the net effect of serotonin, this may somehow trigger more vivid dreaming. It's not harmful unless you can't sleep. ...Read more

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Can levothyroxine cause changes in sleep patterns or intensely vivid dreams?

Can levothyroxine cause changes in sleep patterns or intensely vivid dreams?

Possibly: The pill itself shouldn't cause the symptoms above. However, if taking in high amount, hyperthyroidism can cause insomnia and disrupt sleeping patterns. ...Read more

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Can zopiclone cause vivid dreams?

Possibly: Zopiclone is a sleep medication from the so-called hypnotic family used in the UK for insomnia. It is well-known to cause vivid hallucinations, amnesia, confusion and other similar class-based symptoms (all hypnotics cause these to some degree). Although I have not not heard of patients reporting vivid dreams specifically, it is certainly possible given the other, similar known side effects. ...Read more

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Can vivid dreams be caused from anxiety?

Can vivid dreams be caused from anxiety?

Yes dreams: Help us process things that are bothering us during the day. They are like windows to our unconscious feelings. Many forms of therapy use dream interpretation to help people understand their feelings and concerns. ...Read more

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Do opiates cause strange vivid dreams?

They Can: This can be a side effect of the use of opiates, both by prescription and otherwise. If you are using an opiate prescribed for you, and your dreams are bothering or frustrating you, talk with your physician. If you are using opiates obtained in other ways, you need to seek out help for a substance abuse problem. ...Read more

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Can anxiety/stress cause vivid dreams?

Can anxiety/stress cause vivid dreams?

REM sleep is the: type of sleep we have when we dream. Yes, when something is stressing us, it creeps into our dreams and can make them more vivid or make us more aware of them. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Does PMS cause you to have vivid dreams?

Does PMS cause you to have vivid dreams?

Maybe: I guess it is possible, but I have never had someone with PMS complain of that. ...Read more

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Could mold in the home cause weird vivid dreams?

Mold: Can disrupt sleep & may indirectly cause dreams. ...Read more

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Can being cold while you're sleeping cause you to have bad or more vivid dreams?

Can being cold while you're sleeping cause you to have bad or more vivid dreams?

Usually a fever: Usually fevers cause nightmares and strange dreams.But i guess anything is possible and everyone is diffrent. The real question is why are you cold while your sleeping in the first place? ...Read more

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Couldthe medicine amitriptyline cause vivid dreams/nightmares?

Couldthe medicine amitriptyline cause vivid dreams/nightmares?

Elavil (amitriptyline): Not likely, but depends on the dose. ...Read more

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Why do I have great vivid dreams every night? Why when I wake from the dream I feel as if the dream happended? This causes my depression to worsen.

Why do I have great vivid dreams every night? Why when I wake from the dream I feel as if the dream happended? This causes my depression to worsen.

Anxiety..: This could be part of your anxiety disorder. However, if you are taking any meds for anxiety and depression this could be the cause of the vivid dreams. In any case, please follow up soon with your mental health provider ASAP in order to address these issues and worsening of depression. If you are having suicidal ideas please call 1-800-273-8255(suicide hotline). ...Read more

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Can lysine taken at night cause vivid dreams?

Lysine: It is an essential Amino Acid that is serotonin antagonist & aids in relieving anxiety. I am not aware of it causing vivid dreams. ...Read more

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What causes you to have vivid dreams that seem so real you can sleep and it scares you?

There are many : Potential causes. Too many to list here. Please see
www.Md-health.Com/vivid-dreams.Html
vivid dreams vivid dreams are dream sensations that feel as though they are real led by several causes. Many techniques including altering your diet and taking ...Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can manic episodes cause vivid dreams and night sweats?

Can manic episodes cause vivid dreams and night sweats?

Manic episodes: Sorry to hear this. You must have your doctor refer you to a Psychologist. No you are not crazy but the Psychologist will carefully and slowly help you get rid of vivid dreams and night sweats.

Please let me know how things go. ...Read more

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Can nightmares hurt my unborn baby? I have been experiencing very vivid dreams that cause my anxiety and blood pressure to go up.

Can nightmares hurt my unborn baby? I have been experiencing very vivid dreams that cause my anxiety and blood pressure to go up.

NO!!: Nightmares will NOT hurt your baby!! (BTW the reverse may be more common eg: fear of harming your baby--giving nightmares. Discuss your SLEEP HYGIENE with your Primary Care Provider! See what the reason for your vivid dreams may be...ask your OB-GYN if he/she has a suggestion BUT STOP WORRYING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hope this helps.....Good Luck
Dr Z ...Read more

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Can the vitamin biotin cause vivid dreams? Every time i take this supplement I have numerous vivid and often scary or weird dreams.

Can the vitamin biotin cause vivid dreams? Every time i take this supplement I have numerous vivid and often scary or weird dreams.

Looks like it: Should be rare but it seems that you get it. There is no need to take biotin anyway. I advise to abstain to avoid these dreams. Eat vegetables, salads, fruit and fish. Stay healthy and eat healthy. Spend your money on something else, not vitamin supplements. ...Read more

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What could cause really vivid dreams every night being able to remember everything every night. lack of appetite and libido?

What could cause really vivid dreams every night being able to remember everything every night. lack of appetite and libido?

Have you done a: sleep study? Sounds like you are not getting enough deep sleep rest. If true, you are staying too close to REM sleep, which robs you of enough rest to deal with the day after. You would have too much awareness proximity to dreaming, hence the vivid recall. This condition can be caused by depression, anxiety/manic states, nutritional toxicity, etc. See a doc. ...Read more

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What could caused vivid dreams, high anxiety, zoning out, paranoia, confusion, exhaustion and irritability. I've been experiencing all out of nowhere.

What could caused vivid dreams, high anxiety, zoning out, paranoia, confusion, exhaustion and irritability. I've been experiencing all out of nowhere.

U must seek out: professional help for these sudden constipation of symptoms.R u taking any meds of herbals?Start with your doctor.If they need extra help ask for a Referal to a psychiatrist.Seriously,don't let this get away from you.Act with all due haste.All the best.There is help out there to help u figure this out and get rapidly better. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Vivid dreams?

Vivid dreams: Dreams that feel intensely real and immersive, typically memorable. If you are having more vivid dreams can be more emotionally laden or content can seem more negative at times depending on your situation. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have vivid dreams and also remember them?

Congratulations: Some people have a difficult time remembering their dreams. Seems like this is natural for you. Vivid dreams can be normal, or can be due to medication use, or even nicotine use before bed. Psychological distress occasionally makes dreams more vivid. ...Read more

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'i''m not sick but having night sweats and vivid dreams. What could it be?'

'i''m not sick but having night sweats and vivid dreams. What could it be?'

Sleep study: Sleep study would probably shed some light -no pun intended-. Overweight, for example is a condition sensed as normal (not sick) but still provoke certain problems, even serious sometimes. Ask your dr, have some checkup anyway (i know, you said you are not sick). Best wishes. ...Read more

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Are vivid dreams a side effect of either lexapro (escitalopram) or minastrin?

Are vivid dreams a side effect of either lexapro (escitalopram) or minastrin?

Lexapro (escitalopram) may cause: vivid or unusual dreams as an uncommon side effect. Minastrin is Norethindrone, Ethinyl Estradiol, and Ferrous Fumarate and is not known to affect dreams. There are no significant interactions between them. If the dreams are not bad, enjoy them. If bad, consult prescriber. They may fade with continued use of Lexapro (escitalopram). Best regards for good health. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Diphenhydramine (Definition)

Diphenhydramine is a sedating antihistamine which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more


Benadryl (Definition)

Diphenhydramine is a sedating antihistamine which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more