High doses of one vitamin can help remember dreams
Research, whichore appeared in the journal „Perceptual and Motor Skills” showed that taking high doses of vitamin B6 before bed helped people remember their daydreams.
Researchers at the University of Adelaide recruited for the study 100 peopleob, with whichohalf of whom before pojing sleep took vitamin B6 tablets for five consecutive days, while the other half took a placebo. Neither group knew what they were taking. The daily portion contained 240 mg of vitamin.
The results showed that those whoowho took vitamin B6 were more likely to recall their dreams, in the morningon comparison with the group whoora was taking a placebo. Participants mowried about their experience that their dreams were "clearer and easier to remember" and that no "lost a piece ofow of these dreams for the next day". – My dreams were more real, I was looking forward to posleep – admitted one of the participantsoin an experiment.
Study author Denholm Aspy of the University of Adelaide’s Department of Psychology acknowledged that their research showed that taking vitamin B6 improved the participant’s ability tooin experiments to remember one’s daydreams. – The vitamin did not affect the brightness, weirdness or colors of the snow. It did not affect roalso on other aspects of the patternow sleep – explained the scientist.
Aspy added that this is the first time a study has been conducted on the effects of vitamin B6 and other B vitamins on sleep on such a large and zroA diverse group of people.
– The average person spends about six years of their life daydreaming – stated Aspy. – This means that if we work on how to control dreams, we can use them more productively. Conscious dreaming, in whichorym you know you are dreaming while the dreams are still going on has many potential benefits. For example, it is possible to use conscious dreaming to overcome nightmaresoin sleep, treatment of phobias, tworczego problem solvingow, improving motor skills, and even aiding in rehabilitation after physical injuries – said Aspy.
But, according to the researcher, in order to dream consciously, you must first remember your dreams. Adding more vitamin B6 to your diet may be one way toow to achieve this. This vitamin is found in foods such as whole-grain cereals, legumes, bananas, avocados, spinach, potatoes, milk, cheese, eggs, red meat or fish.
Dreams are difficult to remember because the processes thatore allow us to create long-term memories, do not occur during sleep. Neuroadrenaline – neurotransmitter, ktory is important in the memorization process, during sleep it is at a very low level. In addition, we are more likely to remember a dream ktory is more emotional or logical.
Vivid, emotional dreams or nightmares mean that twoj mozg and the body are more aroused, which in turn means you’re more likely to wake up – and waking up from a dream makes you more likely to remember the.
– Further research is needed to see if the effects, whichore we obtained in studies with vitamin B6 rotion depending on how much of it you get from your daily diet. If vitamin B6 is only effective for osob, ktore at a low rate of obtaining it from food, its effect on remembering snow may decrease with prolonged supplementation – emphasized Aspy.