Can Odors Effect Your Sleep?


When researchers presented sleeping volunteers with odors of rotten eggs or roses, the subjects who smelled rotten eggs reported more bad dreams while the subjects who smelled roses reported more good dreams. Researchers speculate that odors have a stronger effect on dream emotions than other external stimuli because the sense of smell is linked directly to parts of the brain associated with dreaming.

Since smell can have a positive or negative effect on your sleep, you may want to place pleasant smelling items in your bedroom. Also in case you were wondering you are no more likely to die during a dream about dying than at any other time. Dreams of dying are fairly common.

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