According to a study by the British Cheese Board, eating blue cheese before going to bed results in more nightmares, whereas eating cheddar leads to pleasant dreams. In fact, cheddar cheese also makes you dream about celebrities. It's time to gorge on some cheddar!
Movies influence our dreams, more so if you watch one immediately before going to bed. So, the next time you wake up screaming in the middle of the night, you know what to blame!
Lack of sleep, fluctuating hormone levels, and stress are responsible for such dreams. But there's nothing to worry, it's just a little nervousness about entering an important phase of life.
You may dream that you are a rock star or attending a concert if some rock music is going on in the background as you nap. The volume matters, as very loud sounds will wake you up, whereas the soft ones won't really make a difference.
Nicotine withdrawal enhances brain activity, which is why dreams become vivider. Abstaining from alcohol or dieting can also affect dreaming. Basically, what our body craves, our mind fantasizes about.
Certain drugs suppress the REM (rapid eye movement) sleep, which means less dreams, whereas others stimulate it to make you dream more. If you are getting too many nightmares, your antidepressants could be the culprit.
Expect dreams of comfort foods or things you've been craving for, as they're constantly in your mind. Dieters tend to dream about food too often. Wonder why!
If something has been bugging you for a while, there's a possibility you may dream about it. Whether good or bad, your state of mind will impact your dreams.
Expect some bad dreams when you smell garbage or smoke. You can dream of fire when something is burning. Basically, our mind will associate smell to the events in our life.