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Dreams and Dream Interpretation

What causes bad dreams?

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August 27, 2012 4:00PM

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Contrary to wide-spread myths, there is no particular food that causes bad dreams. Any sort of physical discomfort can influence dreams, so any food that causes indigestion, gas or other discomfort for a certain individual could indirectly cause bad dreams for that individual.

> Most bad dreams reflect the dreamer's own fears, anxieties and stress. By venting emotional tension, bad dreams protect both physical and emotional health. They also provide a safe context in which the dreamer can experiment with various reactions to stress: running away, fighting, hiding, or discovering a resolution to the real-life problem.