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What influences our dreams at night?

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When our heads hit the pillow at night, we all dream, experts say. But can something influence what we dream about?

Dr. Ross Levin, a behavioral sleep specialist and clinical psychologist, says there is an abundance of urban myths about dreams. No, good and bad smells or spicy foods won't influence your dreams.

But reading or watching something scary before you go to bed might cause you to dream about something disturbing. And if you're pregnant, you're likely to dream about your newborn, he says.

Levin adds that we all dream five times a night every night, but most of us don't recall our dreams because we're not paying close attention.

Oh well, sweet dreams.

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