I’m looking for some real science here. There must be some research on this. If I eat really spicy, firey food, within, say, 5 hours of bed time, that night I’ll have the most screwed up, far out dreams. I’ve been keeping a dream log and charting this, and the only time I have these bizzaro dreams at night is if I have super spicy food for dinner. Even a good helping of jalapinos on a Subway sandwhich is enough.
Is there some chemical in spicy food that affects brain waves?
I’m not compalining or anything. Some of those strange dreams are a real hoot. I just wonder why hot food (especially Taco Bell fire sauce) makes me dream weird shit, when otherwise my dreams are dull.