People interested in their dreams have long noted the fascinating relationship between Vitamin B6 and dreams.
My own interest in dreams is no exception: one of the earliest blog posts I ever wrote about documented my dream reports after taking B6. It’s something that still intrigues the hell out of me to this day.
So why this all fascination with B6?
B6 is familiar. People aren’t scared to try it out of fear or unfamiliarity, such as that which might be felt in regard to experimenting with other dream potentiators, such as Calea Zacatechichi, African Dream Root, or galantamine.
Yet most importantly:
B6 works. And by that, I mean it tends to have a dramatic effect on the dreams of everyone who tries it. Whereas the aforementioned “dream herbs” are infamous for having mixed results, B6 tends to slam you over the head and take your dreaming mind for a little roller coaster ride! (For me, the dreams tend to always be so intense they become nightmares.)
However, surely knowing that B6 can effect your dreams, I recently had someone ask the question:
“Can B6 Keep Me Awake At Night?”
In my own experience, this has never been the case. Additionally, I have never heard of anyone having problems falling asleep after taking B6. I don’t think there’s any correlation between B6 and insomnia or any kind of sleep problems. I don’t see how it would act on the brain to keep you up.
But, since so many people out there reading this have experience dosing up with B6 to effect their dreams it got me curious: do any of you have any experiences where B6 kept you awake at night?
Also see: insomnia tablets.
Please leave a comment below with your experiences taking B6 and if it had any effect on your ability to fall asleep or not fall asleep!
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