Dr Oz: What Causes Nightmares, Vitamin B6 Dream Booster & Rescripting

DrLullaby’s founder, Lisa Medalie, PsyD, DBSM, is referenced in this WellBuzz article from her interview with Dr Oz. She talks about dream processing, remembering positive dreams for our health, Vitamin B6, what causes nightmares, and rescripting nightmares. It’s All in Your Dreams: Kelly Sullivan Walden Kelly Sullivan Walden, author of It’s All in Your Dreams, says it is important to control your dreams in order to benefit your health. She told Dr. Oz that many people do not pay attention to their dreams because they often seem to make little sense, but paying attention to the feeling tone of your dream and the symbolism could literally help you improve your health. Dr. Lisa Medalie, a Sleep Behavior Specialist, says we are bombarded with a lot of information throughout the day and we simply do have the time to process all of that data, which is what happens when we dream. She compared it to a filing cabinet that organizes all of the data while we sleep so we can move on and be productive the following day. Dr Oz: “Catch” Your Positive Dreams to Improve Your Health Often times people have really wonderful and positive dreams, but when they wake up they are not able to remember those dreams, which is frustrating and disappointing. Dr. Medalie says if we are able to remember our positive dreams, it can actually reduce our Cortisol levels to lower stress and improve our overall health. Dr Oz: Vitamin B6 Memory Booster Dr. Lisa Medalie says taking a supplement of Vitamin B6 can improve your memory, which will in turn help you to better remember your dreams. She says Vitamin B6 will also increase the level of Serotonin in your body, which will cause you to have more vivid dreams. Take a Vitamin B6 supplement Increase dream clarity Take a multivitamin with B6 Take 1/2 in the morning & 1/2 in the evening Dr Oz: What Causes Nightmares? Do you have a recurring nightmare that you wish would end and never enter your dreams again? Does it cause you to wake up feeling afraid and not wanting to fall back asleep for fear it will return? Dr. Lisa Medalie says this is very common for a lot of people and the sad part it robs them of their precious sleep, but can also lead to serious health problems in the future. Kelly Sullivan Walden explained the reason people usually have nightmares is because of something they are not facing in their “waking” life. She says it is important to deal with the issue and move through it so you can have happier dreams while sleeping. Dr Oz: End a Nightmare with Dream “Rescripting” Dr. Lisa Medalie says when patients come to her clinic complaining of a recurring nightmare, she recommends a technique called Rescripting, which is a way to rewrite the ending of your dream. She promises if you do the technique properly and repeat the new ending to yourself several times a day, it will change the outcome of your nightmare when you are sleeping.