Recently I've been reading about the connection between fish oil supplements and dream vividness and recall. I've just started my own experimentation and have noticed an increase in my dream recall. Do you know of any official link between dream recall and fish oil?
Rebecca says: There is a widely reported connection between fish oil and having meaningful, vivid dreams. Many people who start on a 900 mg dosage of Omega 3 fats report far more intense dreams - which can range in content from re-living happy childhood memories to violent and disturbing dreams.
What's more, when your dream content is more vivid and intense, you are more likely to remember it in the morning, so fish oil also indirectly improves your dream recall. (Or, often as in the case of nightmares, you wake up with a shock from the intensity and the dream experience is fresh on your mind.)
As you know, boosting your dream recall and intensity can substantially increase your chances of lucid dreaming as well. By having more awareness in your dreams, you stand a far greater chance of realizing you're dreaming and becoming consciously aware.
Besides lucid dreaming, fish oil supplements can help the brain and body to stay fit and healthy, such as:
People who take fish oil capsules in the long term say that the effect of vivid dreaming dies away after a few weeks or months, so this is really a short term experiment in dream intensity.
When you're taking fish oil supplements - or any supplement that increases dream intensity - it's best to choose a time when you're psychologically happy and stable in your waking life. Increasing dream intensity when you're combating inner demons or facing difficult life issues can lead to vivid nightmares or even night terrors.
So, when you're in a good place, fish oil is definitely worth exploring to intensify your dream life and possibly produce more lucid dreams too. I recommend GNC Triple Strength Fish Oil - each 1500 mg capsule provides 900 mg total of Omega-3 fatty acids - as a way to creating more memorable and vivid dreams.