Last Modified on Jun 22, 2014
At one time or another, we all want some sort of home remedy to either get rid of bad dreams or inspire good dreams. We also may want some sort of help to remember our dreams when we awake, so that we can profit from their lessons. Luckily, plenty of good dream remedies are out there. A little trial and error should help you find the dietary supplement or other easy tip that will send you happily off to a technicolor dreamland!
Natural Cures: Dream remedies include supplements like melatonin that can help you drop off to sleep faster and stay more deeply asleep so that you reach the REM stage of the sleep cycle where most dreams occur. Supplements such as 5-HTP that help boost the brain's supply of the neurotransmitter serotonin are also said to help stimulate dreaming. Or else you might just need a gentle sleep aid like chamomile tea in order to help you drift peacefully off to sleep in order to start your night of dreams. Don't forget to keep your dream journal alongside the bed!
[YEA] Hi I found 5 htp a couple years ago on the internet , looking for some thing to help my saddness and depression, so i heard about 5 htp , well i was desprite and i took 2 100 every day , it helped me so so much , i go off it some times because the side effects for me are, it makes me get my period more ofton , mind you i think that is when i was taking 300 mg . and also it has caused me to get itchy palms of my hand ,and the back of my head . but now that iv gone down on them and taken a break for a few months , im good . but i have to go on them because it helps me so much for depression . i have just discovered the 5 htp with 200 mg L- Ter , wow as far as im concerned its a bloody mirical . it changes my hole mood . makes me very happy .but for sure one other side effect im not as hungry when im on it . and i dream more vividly . but as fare as im concerned its a wonder drug , sorry for the spelling.lets just hope the drug companys don't take them away .
EC: L-Ter = L-Tyrosine (??)
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Saint John, Nb, Canada
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This isn't a "remedy" so much as a crystal gemstone, an Amethyst actually. I have a 5 pound, 5 inch tall amethyst crystal that sits right by my head as I sleep. (There's a small ledge on my headboard that's really low). I didn't realize how much the crystal affect me until I moved it away in a different room for a bit. Suddenly my dreams were getting harder to remember and it was sad! So I put it back and within a few nights, I was able to have greatly enhanced dream recall.
[YEA] Cayenne pepper worked almost immediately at increasing the amount, duration, and intensity of my dreams. I've been taking a couple capsules with each meal and the first night I had the most vivid dreams. Recall has also improved dramatically. My dreams are incredibly real and I'm much more interactive with the people also; it's like life in another dimension or something. Cayenne is amazing! :)
Chamomille tea helps me relax, and induces dreams. If want to remember them, make it a point to ask to do so.
[YEA] I have suffered from insomnia since childhood (I am now in my 30s), and it has been crippling to my life, to say the least. About a month ago, my husband and I decided to try turning off all breakers in our house at night, except for the one attached to the refrigerator. Since doing so, I have slept very well, even experiencing deep REM sleep. I have vivid dreams every night. My husband has experienced the same thing -- deep sleep, many dreams. It's worth a try if you have trouble sleeping. As I understand it, the EMFs interfere with hormones in the body. Some people are very sensitive to EMFs. I believe somebody else on this site suggested not using the computer or cell phone before bed, but my suggestion takes the idea a bit further.
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
[YEA] Dreaming Remedy:
I started taking L-Carnitine (among other supplements) recently and around the same time started to recollect my dreams, about 3-4 a night instead of 1 every once in a while. I didn't make the connection until I stopped the L-Carn last week and almost immediately stopped being able to recall any dreams. I started up again last night and was able to remember 3 dreams this morning. I take 1 TBL on an empty stomach 3x a day.
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[YEA] Half a dropper of valerian root and half a dropper of lobelia in a little water 15 minutes before bed does wonders for my sleep. It also induces intense dreaming!
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Manitowoc, Wisconsin, Usa
[YEA] Remedies to Induce Dreaming: I usually don't dream, but I have found out that whenever I take Melatonin to sleep, I have the most vividly realistic dreams I could ever imagine.
[YEA] Hi Everyone
I have just started taking MSM (literally 2 days) and I had the most amazingly vivid dreams last night. I wondered if anyone else has experienced this using MSM?
I dont mind the dreams if I can finally fade these hideous brown patches on my face!
I can't tell you what a relief it is to have found this site where I can finally talk about this with others who understand what I'm going through..
thanks and good luck everyone with being rid of melasma
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San Antonio, Tx
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
[YEA] Dream Inducer: I stumbled upon this years ago when I was taking as much as possible to battle a nasty cold bug, but chewable vitamin C tablets (500mg) right before bed produce vivid dreams. I occasionally have some just before bed for fun, and it never fails.