Are there certain foods that can trigger night-terrors? Does eating right before bedtime make them anymore likely to occur??


Do you mean night terrors or just plain nightmares? They are two very different things. Nightmare = bad dream. Night Terror = Flailing about, screaming, destroying property in your sleep, punching your wife in you sleep etc.

Most people would never get night terrors under any conditions. For the small subset of people that do get them, some external stimuli like food can be a trigger although that is usually a minor factor. The food would tend to vary by person as it would a weird form of allergy.

Nightmares may also be triggered by food in some people, but again, that would vary by the individual and would need to be established scientifically using a dream log and a food diary.