In a post for Elite Daily, Guerra points out seven particular foods that will wreak havoc on your nocturnal visions.
“Think about the last time you woke up from an insane nightmare,” she wrote. “Now, think about what you had for dinner that night.”
Also consider the ways in which food affects every other area of your body.
“Your stomach, brain functionality, and how well you sleep are just a handful of ways food impacts your overall well-being, so is it really that surprising that a loaded plate of nachos before bed can amplify an otherwise average dream? I don't think so,” Guerra says.
Guerra cites the National Sleep Foundation with scientific evidence that directly correlates the foods we eat to the dreams we have.
Leading off the list, not surprisingly, is spicy food.
“According to Woman's Day, loading up on spicy foods can not only alter your dreams, but it can also increase your chances of remembering them due to the fact that these foods usually cause indigestion,” Guerra notes.
See the full list: “Here's How Eating These 7 Foods Too Close To Bedtime Can Affect Your Dreams.” There may be a few surprises on there.
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