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.
Nightmares Rarely. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is a very effective medication for allergies and sleep in children. Of course, there are rare side effects that occur including nightmares. Stop the medication and find an alternative from your doctor if these dreams continue to occur. Vivid dreams are another issue and rest with the person experiencing them (probably form benadryl). Some people find them satisfactory.

Related Questions

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.

What can cause me not to remember my dreams? Its been going on for yrs, I take benadryl, (diphenhydramine) symbastatin and metforming at night now, I do sleep, dont dre

NMS but. Most dreams are readily forgotten even the very vivid ones. Those which wake you up are likely the ones you are more likely to remember. Whether taking benadryl (diphenhydramine) affected the memory or not can't be determined at this time but potentially this drug's anticholinergic effect can impair memory function specially in the elderly.

Can Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cause bad dreams? 50 mg of it.

Medication effects. I understand your concern. Thank you for informing about Anxiety, Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) and Klonopin. Benadryl can cause fear and anxiety and may cause bad dreams. Anxiety about unresolved conflicts can cause bad dreams. Klonopin may cause anxiety, insomnia, and vivid dreams. See a Psychiatrist for Diagnosis; discuss, their benefits and side effects of Klonopin and Benadryl; have Therapy.

Why is it I rarely remember my dreams? I do take benadryl (diphenhydramine) at night cause of allergies and statins, is it cause of that? Maybe its a good thing but wh

Unlikely that. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or statins are causing this, many of us dream but don't recall their dreams, probably the quality of your sleep is affecting your memories, if really concerned, check with a sleep medicine specialist.

Why is it I rarely remember my dreams at night? I do take symbastatin and benadryl (diphenhydramine) at night but have always wondered why lately I dont remember anythi

Some sleeping. Meds can inhibit REM or dream sleep. Also consider telly yourself that you want to remember your dreams before you go to sleep. Keep a pencil and paper by your bed to "catch" them when you first wake up or you will forget them. Peace and good health. Day residue dreams blow of steam, Recurring dreams may have informational content.