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Dr. Janice Alexander
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Vivid Dreams (Overview)

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.


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Can lysine taken at night cause vivid dreams?

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

Dr. Janice Alexander
58 Doctors shared insights

Vivid Dreams (Overview)

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.


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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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Hi, I always feel sleepy and lazy, even if I sleep 8 hours or more, while sleeping I have vivid dreams I can even control them, I don't wake in the middle of the night, I don't feel I get much rest, help?

Hi, I always feel sleepy and lazy, even if I sleep 8 hours or more, while sleeping I have vivid dreams I can even control them, I don't wake in the middle of the night, I don't feel I get much rest, help?

Sleep MD: Most people who remember their dreams are awakening during rem sleep. Even though you are in bed for 8 or more hours, you are probably not actually sleeping all of that time. You may need a sleep study to find out what is going on while you are asleep. ...Read more

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I have vivid dreams, I wake up in them and can't move or speak, have to really shake&wriggle body to wake up, get haunted in most dreams, what can I do?

I have vivid dreams, I wake up in them and can't move or speak, have to really shake&wriggle body to wake up, get haunted in most dreams, what can I do?

Creative Dreaming: Before you go to sleep imagine that if you dream of being stuck that you will find a creative way to get out of the bind. I.E., call a friend or a cab. Imagine a positive ending to the dream. If you would like to know more let me know. ...Read more

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Is there amy drugs which could give vivid dreams? Already tried all means of sleep hygiene?

Is there amy drugs which could give vivid dreams? Already tried all means of sleep hygiene?

Not designed for it: Currently there is no legal medicine that is designed to induce vivid dreams but some do have such side effects--the relatively new and famous is chantix--a medication to help people stop smoking. The dreams are quite vivid and can actually be frightening, but not all folks taking it experience such dreams. Have good and pleasant dreams, not scary ones. ...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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What's with these intensely vivid dreams?

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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?

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?

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?

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

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When you have vivid dreams are you still getting good quality sleep?

When you have vivid dreams are you still getting good quality sleep?

Possibly: Dreams (vivid or not) & sleep quality is complex. If dreams are not disturbing, you are sleeping well & feeling refreshed upon awakening, you likely have good sleep. If dreams are disturbing, awaken you & disrupt sleep leaving you unrefreshed upon awakening, you likely have poor sleep. Study & use sleep hygiene, lucid dreaming, & stress reduction strategies to improve sleep & well-being. ...Read more

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What can be causing my friend's frequent vivid dreams and nightmares?

What can be causing my friend's frequent vivid dreams and nightmares?

You don't give much: Many things can cause vivid dreams &a nightmares. Recently, among the more common causes are medications. Read the warnings for side effects of any prescriptions being used to see if that is a known side effect. Other reasons might also be from things being ingested in some way. Hard to be more specific. Good luck! ...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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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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How can I deal with vivid dreams from effexor (venlafaxine)?

How can I deal with vivid dreams from effexor (venlafaxine)?

Not unusual....: All the antidepressants can cause vivid dreaming. Usually if one experiences this side effect, the dreams subside after a month or two, if one is on a stable dose. Vivid dreaming may come back if one changes the dose. If the dreaming doesn't seem to just go away, it may be a reason to change medications. ...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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How to stop cipralex from giving me vivid dreams? Been on cipralex for two years now.

How to stop cipralex from giving me vivid dreams? Been on cipralex for two years now.

See details: They are only 2 viable options. One is to reduce the dose and hope that helps. The best approach is to switch to another antidepressant. There are many effective options. ...Read more

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I've been having very strange and vivid dreams since I started taking valacyclovir is that normal?

I've been having very strange and vivid dreams since I started taking valacyclovir is that normal?

Yes, rare: On sep, 17, 2013: 14, 459 people reported to have side effects when taking valtrex. Among them, 39 people (0.27%) have dreams - bad.
Realize that this is 0.27% of reported side effects, not 0.27% of the population that takes the drug, which is much greater. However, the dreams were listed as bad. Source: www. Ehealthme. Com/ds/valacyclovir/dreams+-+bad. ...Read more

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I have vivid dreams after waking up at 6am briefly (when my partner gets up) and sweat profusely. This does not happen all night, only after 6am. Why?

I have vivid dreams after waking up at 6am briefly (when my partner gets up) and sweat profusely. This does not happen all night, only after 6am. Why?

Record your dream.: Sometimes when people wake up when they are in the middle of a dream (or a nightmare), they are vivid and it usually occurs when we wake up in the morning. Does you partner getting up wake you up? The profuse sweating maybe in response to whatever you're dreaming about. If this happens often, try to get a diary next to your bedside and write what you remember of your dreams. ...Read more

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Can cipralex cause nightmares or vivid dreams?

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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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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

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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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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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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

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Please advise if it's normal for hydrocodone to produce vivid dreams and nightmares?

Please advise if it's normal for hydrocodone to produce vivid dreams and nightmares?

Not common: But is listed among side effects. Painful conditions can interfere with REM sleep, and it may be the underlying pain, rather than the medications, that is causing this. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist. Or it may be another medication like Chantix, which routinely does this. ...Read more

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Is there amy drugs which could give vivid dreams? Already tried all means of sleep hygiene?

Not designed for it: Currently there is no legal medicine that is designed to induce vivid dreams but some do have such side effects--the relatively new and famous is chantix--a medication to help people stop smoking. The dreams are quite vivid and can actually be frightening, but not all folks taking it experience such dreams. Have good and pleasant dreams, not scary ones. ...Read more

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Has anyone taking levothyroxine experienced changes in sleep patterns or unusually vivid dreams?

Has anyone taking levothyroxine experienced changes in sleep patterns or unusually vivid dreams?

Yes it can happen: Levothyroxine (synthetic thyroid hormone) is used to treat hypothyroidism, or 'low thyroid' when the thyroid gland is not producing enough thyroid hormone. Thyroid hormone has multiple functions in the body including metabolism. Side effects can include agitation, insomnia, vivid dreams, irritability, confusion, appetite changes, and increase in heart rate. See your doctor for help. ...Read more