Can The Foods You Eat Cause Nightmares?

Nightmares are disturbing dreams associated with negative feelings, such as anxiety or fear. Nightmares are common. Most of them occur during Rapid Eye Movement (REM) sleep. You normally go through 4-6 sleep cycles a night, cycling through the sleep stages in about 90 minutes. You’re more likely to have a nightmare in the last third of your night.


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Researchers point to many reasons for bad dreams like trauma, illness substance abuse. But is there a connection or this food-nightmares theory are based on hearsay?

Take a look at a few types of food that can mess up your sleep cycle, and might even give you nightmares!