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I'm doing this experiment where I'm going 3 months without smoking. And all my dreams are so much more vivid now.
drsen drsen 18-21, M 10 Answers May 11, 2011

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Oh, goodness. I am almost 4 weeks into quitting smoking cigarettes and my dreams have been vivid every night. It's exhausting! Only three have been me actually smoking, thank goodness.

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The nicotine in cigarettes directly influences your central nervous system, so when you quit you can definitely expect to see some neurological symptoms, and I don't see why REM sleep and dreaming shouldn't be a part of that. I am however curious as to how you were able to 'scientifically prove' it. Did you do it yourself?

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i used one o them nicotine patches to help me quit. and my dreams were notably different. i always have elaborate dreams but these were lurid, intense, bizarre in a different way. ive talked to other people who have used the patch and they concurr that their dreams were odd as well. <br />
pretty neat!

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I used to smoke for 7 years and quit 2 years ago. I can't say I remember dreams more vividly from not consuming nicotine, BUT when I consume caffeine or hot sauce/peppers I remember my dreams... and they seem to be more out of whack, too.

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Hmm,, interesting.

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