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Dr. Peter Ihle
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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. Peter Ihle
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?

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