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Dr. Tanya Russo
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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. Tanya Russo
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