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Want to Remember Your Dreams? Try Taking Vitamin B6

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New research from the University of Adelaide has found that taking vitamin B6 could help people to recall their dreams.

The study, published in Perceptual and Motor Skills (, included 100 participants from around Australia who took 240 mg of vitamin B6 immediately before bed for five consecutive days. While many of the participants rarely remembered their dreams prior to taking the supplements, they reported improvements by the end of the study.

“Our results show that taking vitamin B6 improved people’s ability to recall dreams compared to a placebo,” says research author Dr Denholm Aspy. “Vitamin B6 did not affect the vividness, bizarreness or colour of their dreams, and did not affect other aspects of their sleep patterns.”

After completing the study, one of the participants said: “It seems as time went on my dreams were clearer and clearer, and easier to remember. I also did not lose fragments as the day went on.” Another participant said: “My dreams were more real. I couldn’t wait to go to bed and dream!”

Aspy says: “The average person spends around 6 years of their lives dreaming. If we are able to become lucid and control our dreams, we can then use our dreaming time more productively.

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