Not About Food 22

How does food affect your dreams?

davina | Oct 8, 2009 01:54 PM

Roxanne was researching a column on how food affects dreams, and talked to Tore Nielsen of the Dream & Nightmare Laboratory at Sacré-Coeur Hospital in Montreal. He said that no research had been done on the subject, which seemed a terrible hole in the sleep/dream/food world.

Dr. Nielsen wanted to conduct an exploratory survey, and provided some questions. If you can, please stick to answering these specific questions in this order. He's going to be looking at your responses and we'll post the lab's conclusions.

1) Have you ever had a dream that seemed to be influenced by food(s) you had eaten the prior day (not including drugs or alcohol)?
2) If yes,
a. what food(s) had you eaten and when?
b. what did you dream about? (please write out the dream)
3) Do you believe that dreams can be influenced by what you eat the previous day?
4) Have you heard of any particular foods that affect dreams?
5) If yes,
a. what foods are these?
b. what effects are they said to have on dreams?
6) Have you ever dreamed about tasting or eating food(s)?
7) If yes,
a. what food(s) did you taste or eat in your dream?
b.did the dreamed food(s) taste like the real version(s)?
c. Please describe one dream of tasting or eating food here.

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