Medical Mythbuster: Do Spicy Foods Cause Bad Dreams? - Reliant Medical Group

Our site may not work properly for the older browser you're using. Please upgrade to the latest version of Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, or Mozilla Firefox.

doctors & locations MyChart
Urgent Care

Reliant Medical Group Southboro Medical - Now a part of Reliant Medical Group (800) 283-2556 (508) 481-5500

Medical Mythbuster: Do Spicy Foods Cause Bad Dreams?

It’s not uncommon for people to report that their dreams appear to be more vivid after eating a spicy meal. While there are no studies that show that spicy foods can induce nightmares or particularly vivid dreams, scientists believe that eating spicy foods can increase body temperature and cause sleep to be less sound –which makes it a lot easier for people to remember their dreams. So if you want to get a good night’s sleep, you may want to reconsider ordering that chicken Sriracha for dinner.

Stay in touch with the conversation, subscribe to the RSS feed for comments on this post.

Some HTML is OK