Want to Remember Your Dreams?

Science Fields

An average person spends roughly six years of his life dreaming, and vitamin B6 is reportedly has the potential to help us remember what we experience throughout all this time.

Over the years, we’ve all heard that B-group vitamins support learning and memory, enhance mood, assist in the production of neurotransmitters such as serotonin, as well as helping the production and repairing of DNA. The association between B6 and dreams, however, has been observed in such a large and diverse group of people for the first time. At least according to Dr. Denholm Aspy from the University of Adelaide, the study’s author.

A 5-day trial

All of the 100 participants were given 240 mg of vitamin B6 supplements right before going to bed for five consecutive days. Many of the participants reported that they remembered their dreams rarely before taking supplements, but were able to recall the dreams much easier and clearer by the end of these five days.

Dr. Aspy says if we gain the ability to become lucid and control our dreams, we can then use our dreaming time more productively. “It may be possible to use lucid dreaming for overcoming nightmares, treating phobias, creative problem solving, refining motor skills and even helping with rehabilitation from physical trauma,” he says, “This study suggests that vitamin B6 may be one way to help people have lucid dreams."



  • 1. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/04/180427100258.htm