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Remember your dreams

Do you ever wake from a vivid dream only to find it slipping away without a trace?


Researchers at the University of Adelaide have published a study showing that taking high-dose vitamin B6 supplements before bed helped people remember their dreams.



The study involved 100 people. Half took the B6 supplements while the other half took a placebo: neither group knew what they were taking.


The group that received vitamin B6 found their dreams were clearer and easier to remember. The supplements did not affect how vivid or bizarre their dreams were and it had no effect on their quality of sleep. There were no significant adverse reactions in the study.


The author of the study, Denholm Aspy from the university’s School of Psychology, said that the findings could benefit people by enabling them to control their dreams.


“Lucid dreaming, where you know that you are dreaming while the dream is still happening, has many potential benefits,” he said. “For example, it may be possible to use lucid dreaming for overcoming nightmares, treating phobias, creative problem solving, refining motor skills and even helping with rehabilitation from physical trauma.”


At PIM we have a particular interest in the role of vitamins and the influence of diet on all aspects of our health and wellbeing. Contact us to learn more.


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