Do certain foods make you dream?

@bonbon664 (3480)
Canada
July 26, 2007 1:37pm CST
I have discovered that if I eat pickles too close to bed time, I have the wildest dreams. I can't even describe them, they're so vivid. I turned into a cartoon the other night. It was wonderful, so, I'm wondering if you have certain foods that cause you to dream more?
7 responses
@wolfie34 (26868)
• United Kingdom
26 Jul 07
Sorry my friend but I had this vision of you in bed with a big bottle of pickled onions please excuse my feisty mood tonight, no I haven't been drinking, I am howling with laughter here, slaps Wolfie! Ok, foods that make me dream are cheese, I daren't eat cheese before I go to bed because I have some horrible dreams, weird I know. Only cheese nothing else, or nothing I'm conscious off. Oh and don't finish off all those pickled onions will you?
@bonbon664 (3480)
• Canada
27 Jul 07
Oh, oh, I forgot about the cheese, that does it too. Wolfie, just pickles, not onions, although, maybe I'll try that, who knows how I'll react to that. I have to admit though, I was eating pickles in bed reading Harry Potter, what a life I have...LMAO
@makingpots (11929)
• United States
28 Jul 07
That is hilarious! When I think of eating something while reading a book in bed, pickles just don't come to mind. Cookies and milk, maybe.
@kodie420 (872)
• Canada
26 Jul 07
Well I have heard you should'nt eat to close to bedtime because it can give you vivid dreams or nightmares. The reason for it I was told was because your body is working hard to break down the food and digest it and somehow when thats happening its effect your sleep. I dont remember my dreams anymore unless they are really bad no matter how much I eat before bed.
• United States
26 Jul 07
That sounds about right... I think it probably has to do with digestion, too. I also only remember the really bad or weird dreams.
@makingpots (11929)
• United States
28 Jul 07
I can remember when I was a child going to slumber parties. We had heard about the dill pickle theory so we would all eat pickles and plan to tell our dreams the next morning over breakfast. It never seemed to work out for us. No one ever had vivid dreams to tell. We must have done something wrong.
• India
28 Jul 07
ya ya in our south indian food i liked more spicy to eat a lot whick makes be strong in all needs i have to go,.
@GardenGerty (71508)
• Marion, Kansas
27 Jul 07
Actually, I will agree, pickles cause strange and vivid dreams. I ate a Kosher dill my grandma had made when I was about eleven. That was the weirdest dream I ever had. I do not think anything else does that to me. I do get a weird effect with too much caffeine too late in the day. I will fall asleep, but my mind keeps running and talking to me while my body is asleep.
• United States
26 Jul 07
This post made me laugh, because my hubby always says certain foods give you nightmares!! An elderly gentleman I know says "Never eat hot dogs before you go to bed, or you'll dream about having a fight and wake up feeling beat up" ;o)
@foxyfire33 (10021)
• United States
26 Jul 07
For me it's a big bowl of chocolate ice cream. They are so vivid that I will wake up "feeling" as if they really happened. Sometimes that's a good thing like when the dream was really good and made me happy but sometimes it's not such a good thing. Once I had a dream in which I broke my leg. I must have been sleeping in an odd posiion or something because the whole next day my leg ached terribly.