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Training intensity and dreaming(2 posts)

Training intensity and dreamingSkidoo
Feb 28, 2003 7:39 AM
Over the past week I've noticed that my dreaming has become more active and vivid. Normally, I wake up without recalling any of my dreams, but now I will have two or three vivid dream sequences per night that I can remember in the morning.

I've increased the intensity of my training over the week, also, but that is really the only significant change I've made to my routine. Is there any evidence that increased workout intensity can encourage nighttime dreaming? Does the amount of endorphins released by the body during exercise affect dreaming? (I train at 3:30-5:30 pm, so I go to sleep long after I finish training.) Has anyone else had a similar experience?
re: Training intensity and dreamingJimena
Feb 28, 2003 9:40 AM
I believe dreams are meant to help keep you asleep, so if you're having some wild ones, it's probably because something is disturbing your sleep in the AM, and I'll bet it's the fact that it is starting to get light out earlier now. Draw the curtains/pull the shades and make sure the room is nice and dark, and see if anything changes.

I had weird dreams this AM, and I have not been on the bike for a week, so I'm pretty sure there is no corrolation.