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ZMA and Dreams


#1

Am I the only one who gets really vivid dreams which I remember the day after when I pop ZMA pills about 30 mins before I go to bed, or is this quite common? I have had quite an entertaining time with this ^^


#2

I have crazy dreams when I take ZMA.


#3

it's common


#5

This is funny because I just started taking ZMA last week and I've had some of the most vivid dreams as well. I've actually started feeling completely different ever since I started taking them.


#6

i get vivid dreams with megadosing fish oil


#7

I take them every night just so I can have the dreams. Biotest should market these things as dream pills.

Last week there were zombies. It was fantastic.


#8

its a side effect of the large amount of vitamin b6. and its amazing.


#9

I've yet to try the Z-12, but I have not found anything that has affected the quality of my sleep as Biotest-brand ZMA. I've got a metric ass-load of the stuff from GNC, and I don't notice a damn bit of difference from not taking any.

If I had to skip all but the most essential supps, this would be on the short list.


#10

never had Biotest zma but normal zma gave me overly intense dreams often nightmares if taken late. Zinc on its own helps me sleep deeper


#11

I get intense dreams that can sometimes wake me up in the middle of the night. Like the time I dreamt me and the guys I push the prowler with were running through a field of sunflowers and we ended up slicing the throats of about 30 people. Good thing i wasn't sleeping near the buther knives


#12

I agree. Fuck the testosterone boost, I want my crazy dreams.

Last night I jumped off a huge dam wall cos I was being chased.


#13

my craziest dream I can remember was when I for some reason was a ghost buster in a haunted house, which ended up with me after catching like 10 ghosts being killed by Satan on the rooftop, thus turning me into a ghost.

Thereafter as a ghost I killed Oprah Winfrey as she for some reason walked up the stairs. Dont know if it gets much crazier than this ;p


#14

my craziest dream I can remember was when I for some reason was a ghost buster in a haunted house, which ended up with me after catching like 10 ghosts being killed by Satan on the rooftop, thus turning me into a ghost.

Thereafter as a ghost I killed Oprah Winfrey as she for some reason walked up the stairs. Dont know if it gets much crazier than this ;p


#15

My dreams on ZMA wake me up and are always nightmares. I like ZMA and use melatonin with it just to stay asleep. Otherwise I'm up two or three times a night. Sometimes I lay off of it just to get solid sleep. Not too convinced it brings on deeper sleep myself. BUt I do like the dreams, kind of a novelty.


#16

I get them but they stop if I don't cycle it. I normally go two weeks on, a week off otherwise the dreams go bye bye.

But yeah, this stuff is worth it for that alone.


#17

happens every night its fucked up the shit you dream of when taking zma


#18

Never had dreams with ZMA.


#19

I do dream regularly but I don't think ZMA has actually done anything to that effect. Anti-depressants gave me crazy dreams, often lucid, but nothing would make it worth taking those damn things again.

Lately I haven't been remembering my dreams that well. Maybe it's the melatonin.


#20

Then you are probably low on B6 and need to take another form of it known as Pyridoxal-5-Phosphate (P5P). Lack of dream recall according to Pfeifer is indicative of diminished B6.


#21

The vivid dreams: sorta cool. The vivid nightmares: not so much.

I don't feel well rested when I wake up and mentally feel like I spent the night fighting zombies like I was Will Smith's character in I Am Legend.