WHO KNEW that it’s a MEDICAL FACT that eating cheese before bed gives you vivid dreams? Everyone but me?
A friend mentioned it on Saturday night when, home from a party, we were munching on some market-bought camembert before bed. I was skeptical. I think I might even have scoffed.
Then, out of bed way too early Sunday morning so we could head down to the coast for a surf, as I was brushing my teeth my dream flooded back. I told her, wide-eyed. She nodded, unfazed, as if to say, Of course, I told you, the cheese does it. As always seems to happen with these things (once you hear something for the first time, you see it everywhere), while I was driving, she was reading out the paper and in Annabel Crabb’s article, there was this metaphor:
The effect on the media consumer is vaguely hallucinogenic; like waking from a turbulent sleep shot through with the sorts of dreams that are ordinarily an indicator of too much cheese before bed.
Where have I been? And cheese is my hands-down favourite food!
So I’ve just googled away. In this article, which details a study of what types of dreams Brits had after consuming different kinds of British cheeses, there is no mention of camembert, but there is a mention that ‘British brie tended to give women nice dreams’. Well, that’s what my dream was: intensely nice, feel-awesome-happy-wow!
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