“I had the most amazing dream last night…”
When was the last time you said that to your friends? ‘Sexsomnia’ starts off with my heroine having hotter than hot forbidden dreams, but if you haven’t had a sexy dream in a while, here are some tips to try:
1) Sleep on your stomach. Apparently, research shows that people who sleep on their stomachs have more sexy dreams than the rest of us.
2) Boost your serotonin levels. But what if you never remember your dreams? You may be low in serotonin. Your body makes serotonin at night, and if your brain is very busy making more of it, then this stimulates interesting, vivid (and sexy?) dreams–as well as helping you retain a memory of them. Here’s how to boost your serotonin naturally*:
Step one: For six to nine days avoid all processed sugar, caffeine, and white flour products. (I know, I know, but it’s good for you anyway.)
Step two: Consume only one serving of brown carbs a day. Meanwhile, load up on beans (any kind–especially black beans, kidney beans, or garbanzo beans/chick peas–even hummus!), tofu, and leafy greens like kale, or chard.
Step three: try to have bfast 1 hour after you wake up, consume all your food in 3 evenly spaced meals, and avoid snacks. Then 3 hours before bed each night eat a small potato or half a banana.
Step four: stand back! Not only will you have more focus and motivation during the day as you ‘prime the pump’ with foods that will increase serotonin levels in your brain–but after a week or so, your brain will start inhibiting REM sleep in the first half of the night while it’s busy making serotonin. This causes an REM boost in the second part of the night — and you will start having very vivid, exciting dreams.
3) Think about your fav sexual fantasies — right until you fall asleep. It’s called dream induction. Perseverate on hot forbidden sex right before you go to sleep, and your subconscious mind will often weave an evocative/erotic dream for you.
GOOD LUCK! Feel free to let us know about your smexy dreams below and if you think anything you eat or do influences whether you have them or not.
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*these tips are taking from the book POTATOES NOT PROZAC.