During dreaming the dopamine pathway in the brain plays an important role. ‘Mr. Pleasure principle’ Mark Solms, the man who continues to put Freud on the map again, published this article about dopamine and dreaming. Once the dopamine pathway is damaged, dreaming stops.
Porsche researched the dopamine pathway in a very smart way. They made this film about how experiencing G-forces triggers the pleasure principle of the brain.
But unfortunately, most of us do not have the financial resources to buy a Porsche. How can you increase your dopamine level to get to vivid dreams?
Dopamine is build from Tyrosine. You can find it in food, you can add to your daily diet. Food that contains a lot of tyrosine is chocolate, almonds (they also contain magnesium that will help you with dreaming), avocado’s, egg white, cottage cheese, salmon, seaweed, banana’s pumpkin and sesame seed are a few examples.
Sleeping, exercising and having fun are other ways to increase the dopamine level. If you need any extra help you could consider taking supplements. You can add a B vitamin complex to your daily diet like for instance:
I always recommend you use a B complex because the B vitamins help each other. Another supplement you could consider is phenylethylamine : PEA
Note: using the supplements is your own responsibility. Always make sure that your medical condition allows you to use it.