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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?

543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

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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

(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?

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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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3fe2bf1367970868757ddf7ed7c62531

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on January 09, 2012
at 10:59 AM

I think that if you wake up alot throughout the night (insomnia) that you then are able to remember more of your dreams. You might still be having as vivid dreams but not remembering due to your awesome new sleep!

C8b2136ef95ba6aac211825ff38cc0e9

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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 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

(971)

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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