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Doctor insights on: Remedies For Vivid Dreams

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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

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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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's with these intensely vivid dreams?

What's with these intensely vivid dreams?

Crazy dreams: Depends on what they are. For example, dreams of blood & violence could relate to bipolar states, dreams of death & loss could mean depression or ptsd, dreams that wake you up in sweat could mean anxiety disorder, etc. Consult a therapist or psychiatrist experienced in dream interpretation. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Vivid dreams?

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 difficulty finding the difference between vivid dreams and real life events?

Is it normal to have difficulty finding the difference between vivid dreams and real life events?

No: Dreams can be very vivid, but they're still dreams. Most people who have them know the difference between those and what happens in waking life. ...Read more

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Can zopiclone cause vivid dreams?

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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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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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'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 my strange vivid dreams be related to the start of menopause?

Can my strange vivid dreams be related to the start of menopause?

Possible: Other causes should be saught as well.A full history and physical along with labs would be helpful. Medications should be reviewed such as smoke cessation aids and antidepressants. Even some natural remedies can cause this. Sleep apena, nocturnal hypoglycemia, etc.If no obvious source found a sleep study would be of value. ...Read more