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8 August 2017, 16:48
Is there anything in cheese that interferes with our dreams?
What effect does cheese have on dreams?
Despite a number of scientific studies over the past few years - all of which were inconclusive - there is no direct link between cheese and dreams. Eating cheese late at night can cause indigestion which interrupts sleep, particularly the REM period, in which dreams occur. The mythical link between dreams and cheese came from Dickens’ Scrooge, who blamed his ghostly visits on a ‘crumb of cheese’.
Qualification: Writing a book about a series of dreamlike paintings he created after the death of his father.