Why does cheese give you nightmares?

Eating cheese at night is said to give you nightmares, but the reason why isn't so spooky.

18th July 2011
Does cheese give you nightmares? (iStock)

There is nothing particular about cheese, but if you go to bed with a full stomach, you may spend more of the night in REM (rapid eye movement) sleep, which is when your most vivid dreams occur. Whether those dreams are good or bad will depend on your underlying anxiety level and whether you get tangled up in the blankets.

 


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