Does cheese give you nightmares?
Folklore claims that eating cheese before bed can give you nightmares. In fact, cheese was the culprit behind Ebenezer Scrooge's lifelike, scary dreams in the A Christmas Carol. The BBC's Claudia Hammond offers some insight:
A few years ago there were reports that different types of British cheese gave people different kinds of good and bad dreams, though none of the study volunteers reported having nightmares as such. Stilton-eaters had bizarre dreams, fans of Red Leicester dreamt about the past, and those who ate Lancashire before bed dreamt about the future. If you want to dream about celebrities, apparently you should make Cheddar your bedtime snack.