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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.

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