DH is very seriously telling me not to eat cheese before bedtime.

(25 Posts)
nevergoogle Mon 21-Apr-14 21:36:54

He claims to have done an experiment once where he ate cheese all evening then had some horrendous nightmares he had to have the next day off work.

1. Why would you do this with your evening?
2. How bad do your dreams need to be to need a day off work?
3. Why didn't he tell me this before I married him?

In my post c-section state being helf hostage on the sofa by a breastfeeding 3 week old, I really want him to go grate me some cheddar. How do I convince him it will all be ok?

sooperdooper Mon 21-Apr-14 21:39:21

He's joking, surely???

hotcrosshunny Mon 21-Apr-14 21:40:46

I think it can give you crazy dreams but only if loads.

guineapig1 Mon 21-Apr-14 21:40:48

To be honest you're unlikely to get much sleep with a three week old so just tell him that cheese nightmares are unlikely to be an issue!

nevergoogle Mon 21-Apr-14 21:41:28

he appears to be quite serious. about this at least.

we've been together about 10 years. it's never come up before.

Meglet Mon 21-Apr-14 21:43:00

Cheddar is fine.

Personally I avoid lots of parmesan in my evening meal. Gives me batshit dreams.

Hope you're on the mend now.

hotcrosshunny Mon 21-Apr-14 21:43:12

Because he's right - although doesn't affect everyone and not all cheeses iirc

PolkaSpottyDotty Mon 21-Apr-14 21:43:49

My grandmother had very strict rules about cheese and chocolate. Both caused her severe migraines if she ate too much and were never consumed, in any amount, before bed.

sooperdooper Mon 21-Apr-14 21:46:25

Migraines is different to bad dreams though, tell him to stop being daft, a bit of cheddar won't hurt

nevergoogle Mon 21-Apr-14 21:48:44

i haven't had ANY dreams since DS3 was born, probably because i haven't slept for long enough.

CitrusyOne Mon 21-Apr-14 21:51:37

I had crazy dreams when dd was a newborn anyway, cheese or no cheese. Go for it and eat the bloody cheese- can't do an awful lot of harm!

sittingatmydeskagain Mon 21-Apr-14 21:53:50

Cheese gives me bad dreams.

DS2 had night terrors everytime he had cheese sauce for tea. Took me a while to work it out, but it was only the cheese that did it.

I didn't have dreams for 9ontha after the DTs were born. <helpful>

nevergoogle Mon 21-Apr-14 21:55:01

have distracted the baby with the shelves (he bloody loves the shelves) and made a break for the fridge.

i now have cheddar.

DH says I've had enough trauma recently and that self inflicted trauma, well i'm on my own with that one.

I'm going to be so annoyed if I do actually need his help in the night for nightmares.

ThisFenceIsComfy Mon 21-Apr-14 21:58:25

see fact 4

I eat cheese most nights. I haven't seen a correlation ever.

nevergoogle Mon 21-Apr-14 22:18:39

great. well i've eaten it. so there.

have googled, and apparently if you believe in that sort of thing, then cheddar is more likely to lead to dreams about celebrities.

here's hoping for ... i'm too tired to think of anyone!

JeanSeberg Mon 21-Apr-14 22:27:48

Intrigued at the thought of anyone taking time off work for a bad dream. Is that what he actually told his boss?

PeachandRaspberry Mon 21-Apr-14 22:30:48

DH says I've had enough trauma recently and that self inflicted trauma, well i'm on my own with that one.

grin

My brother swears that cheese before bedtime gives you nightmares too.

wonkylegs Mon 21-Apr-14 22:33:16

My DH & DS are serious cheese fiends and vast quantities of all types but especially blue cheese are often consumed before bed.
DH & DS both sleep walk but that is triggered by stress not cheese, believe me I've spent many many years of disrupted sleep tracking what causes them to be so bloody annoying disturbed.

FengMa Mon 21-Apr-14 22:34:36

With a 3 week old, you're unlikely to dream at all surely. Zzzzzzzzzz.

I've done a similar experiment - my findings were that the bluer/stinkier the cheese, the more trippy the dreams. A grating of ched'll be neither here nor there.

Cheese denial is tantamount to abuse in the Feng house. Just sayin.

nevergoogle Mon 21-Apr-14 22:36:06

JeanSeberg, I daren't ask!

nevergoogle Mon 21-Apr-14 22:41:59

DH is officially in a stupid mood. The kind where i can't tell if he's a moron or a comedy genius. For my own sanity i'm not going to pursue the conversation any further.

JeanSeberg Tue 22-Apr-14 07:49:43

I think that's a good policy. smile

Congratulations on your new baby by the way.

nevergoogle Tue 22-Apr-14 09:15:42

Well i dreamt that I barely got any sleep at all.

Oh no, that was real.

I am living a nightmare. smile

Cheese is really good at pacifying the food acids in your mouth, so it's good for your teeth. You probably need some calcium too if you are bfing.

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