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Difference in dreams? More, less, just different?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 08, 2012 at 4:33 PM

I used to dream a lot. Sometimes complex, interesting, story kind of dreams. I had a couple of dreams this past week and I've been sleeping soooo much better. My insomnia is gone and I get tired around the same time every night. Wondering if I might get my old dream frequency, intensity back. Any changes after eating paleo?

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on March 29, 2012
at 11:55 PM

i stopped ZMA before bed as well, as it seem to make my sleep worse. But i am okay with just Magnesium before bed (both Citrate and Glycinate forms are fine for me). So may have been some of the other stuff in ZMA; zinc, mag Aspartate, B6, fillers?

543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

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on March 29, 2012
at 11:54 PM

i stopped ZMA before bed as well, as it seem to make my sleep worse. But i am okay with just Magnesium before bed (both citrate and Glycinate forms are fine). So may have been some of the other stuff in ZMA; zinc, mag Aspartate, B6, fillers?

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on January 10, 2012
at 11:17 PM

Not memorable ones during insomnia periods. I like the way the brain works things out during sleep. Hoping better quality sleep will make me smarter?!? Or at least more creative. Been a bit "blah".

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on January 10, 2012
at 11:12 PM

I always enjoyed waking up after a really interesting dream. I think it's coming back a bit now because this morning I woke up after dreaming about all these strange wild animals trying to get into my house...creatures and birds and pheasants, etc... and I was thinking about eating them...I guess paleo is affecting my dreams :P

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D687712302e0103ea52615eefc94d102

on January 10, 2012
at 05:36 PM

Intense and vivid, for sure.

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on January 09, 2012
at 11:03 AM

I stopped ZMA because the dreams were too intense. Other than that, I also get crazy dreams from eating too much cheese too close to be time.

543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

(4493)

on March 29, 2012
at 11:54 PM

i stopped ZMA before bed as well, as it seem to make my sleep worse. But i am okay with just Magnesium before bed (both citrate and Glycinate forms are fine). So may have been some of the other stuff in ZMA; zinc, mag Aspartate, B6, fillers?

543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

(4493)

on March 29, 2012
at 11:55 PM

i stopped ZMA before bed as well, as it seem to make my sleep worse. But i am okay with just Magnesium before bed (both Citrate and Glycinate forms are fine for me). So may have been some of the other stuff in ZMA; zinc, mag Aspartate, B6, fillers?

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on January 09, 2012
at 10:48 AM

I've noticed that with taking Magnesium supplements, especially in the form of ZMA has a large effect on dreams. They seem more vivid, more intense. Strange that you should have experienced the opposite effect.

C8b2136ef95ba6aac211825ff38cc0e9

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on January 10, 2012
at 11:12 PM

I always enjoyed waking up after a really interesting dream. I think it's coming back a bit now because this morning I woke up after dreaming about all these strange wild animals trying to get into my house...creatures and birds and pheasants, etc... and I was thinking about eating them...I guess paleo is affecting my dreams :P

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on March 29, 2012
at 03:43 PM

i've always gone through phases with very vivid deams and then longs stretches without them. in general, since going paleo more than 2 years ago, i'd say i sleep better and regularly have fairly vivid dreams.

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D4d83e7981ca572aaaa19fc620bb54f1

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on March 29, 2012
at 03:38 PM

I used to dream a lot before, but since going paleo I haven't been remembering my dreams, and I miss them. :(

But I think I've been sleeping better, at least no more interruptions (probably because of not needing to go to the bathroom during the night). The only downside is that I wake up feeling my muscles tired. It could be just that I've been walking more than usual.

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