Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxic > Health-in-Motion 06 May 2016 Spicy food can cause bad dreams Is there any truth to the notion that spicy food can cause bad dreams? While no specific foods have been conclusively shown to make dreams more vivid, some sleep experts believe that eating certain proteins, including turkey, may result in more dreams. Similarly, while nobody has been able to demonstrate that spicy dishes are particularly potent in conjuring up nightmares, they can increase your body temperature, which may result in a poorer quality of sleep, which could, in turn, results in making your dreams more conscious and memorable. 0 More: Daily Dose: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxicHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news Medical Jada Pinkett Smith reveals hair-loss battle – why does this happen? Medical Baby with ‘water on the brain’ fights to stay alive Medical ‘Facing the possibility of death showed me the value of life’ Medical Could a universal flu vaccine soon be a reality? Diet and nutrition The world is getting fatter and fatter Lifestyle ‘I conquered my fear of heights by climbing to the top of a 15-metre high wall’ From our sponsors Win a R1 500 hamper with Alpecin Hypertension Consumer Fact Sheet Understanding diabetes self-management WIN a R2000 Skin Renewal voucher! Live healthier Mental health & your work » How open are you about mental illness in the workplace? Mental health in the workplace – what you can do to help If you know that one of your colleagues suffers from a mental illness, would you be able to help them at work? Maligay Govender offers some helpful mental health "first aid" tips. Sleep & You » Sleep vs. no sleep Diagnosis of insomnia 6 things that are sabotaging your sleep Kick these shut-eye killers to the kerb and make your whole life better – overnight.