If you're having trouble remembering your dreams, vitamin B6 supplements may be the way to go. A recent study revealed that taking vitamin B6 right before going to sleep can help people recall their dreams, ScienceDaily reports.
The paper, published in Perceptual and Motor Skills, explored the effects of high-dose vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) supplements on people's ability to recall their dreams vividly and in detail.
According to research author Dr. Denholm Aspy, from the University of Adelaide in Australia, this is the first study to investigate how vitamin B impacts the dreaming process on a large and diverse group of participants.
In the experiment, 100 people were asked to take tablets before bed for a period of five consecutive days. The tablets contained either 240 mg of vitamin B6, a placebo or a vitamin B complex comprising a range of B vitamins.
The results showed that vitamin B6 helped study participants remember significantly more dreams and 64 more details compared to the other tablets. Vitamin B6 improved the capacity to recall dreams even in participants who had struggled with it in the past.
"Vitamin B6 did not affect the vividness, bizarreness or color of their dreams, and did not affect other aspects of their sleep patterns," Aspy specified in a news release issued by the university.