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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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).

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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.

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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.

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Diphenhydramine (Definition)

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