This REALLY sounds like an old wives’ tale parents tell kids to keep them from eating cookies right before bedtime . . . but actual scientific research has proven it’s TRUE.
Several studies have found that eating JUNK FOOD or SPICY FOOD before you go to bed makes you more likely to have NIGHTMARES.
Here’s why. Spicy foods crank up the body’s temperature. And junk food can trigger increased brain waves. In both cases, you’re requiring your brain to work . . . rather than letting it shut down a little bit as you sleep.
When your brain’s that active, it can cause nightmares. Now you know.