I thought it was coincidence for awhile, but then I started to put two and two together. Whenever I drink my BCAAs before bed, I have strange, crazy dreams that night. I started to equate my dreams with BCAAs to my dreams when I take Tylenol or Ibuprofen PM, thinking that the muscle relaxing attributes to the bizarre dreams, but I have no proof or evidence of that. I just know that whenever I’ve taken any of the “PM” stuff in the past, my dreams are so real, it’s like I wake up wondering if they actually happened.
So I was like, cool, muscle recovery from BCAAs is like muscle relaxing from OTC painkillers (acetaminophen or ibuprofen) + benadryl (diphenhydramine) which therefore cause weird, crazy dreams. Worked for me.
But tonight I actually googled it, and found LOTS of results! I’M NOT THE ONLY ONE!
(FWIW I also take Taurine and Magnesium supplements daily, as they are supposed to be a great combination with BCAAs for stress management and stress levels)
Some dudes get wet dreams, some dudes just report to have vivid dreams like I have, but so far, I haven’t found any scientific research or anything, nor have any girls reported this. I also have pages to sift through, but I wanted to post this before I forgot! Woooo
EDIT: I found a site that states that when you have vivid dreams, it is usually a sign that you’re in Stage 4 of sleep, which is where there’s an increased production of growth hormone, which controls aspects of metabolism, physical growth and brain development. Hmmm.. those BCAAs are working!
Oh, here’s a picture. 🙂 I took it last night.
|TRAP CITY! Seriously, my shoulders are looking and feeling amazing. Now to reduce the fat around them…(arms)|