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Hacked Apples, Juice Life

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I experimented with apple juice in an attempt to have vivid dreams, and as I reported, it was a surprising and undeniable success. The apple juice gave me lots of dreams and I remembered them with an amount of detail not usual for my normal dreams. In class we discussed whether it was actually giving me more vivid dreams, or whether it was just giving me better memory which allowed me to remember the dreams much better upon waking. It is an interesting question, no doubt, and one that is fun to research and experience. I recommend this life hack to anyone, because it’s probably a healthy choice anyways. Apple juice increases the acetylcholine levels which directly affect memory and dreams especially REM sleep. Speaking of healthy benefits, it is also good for slowing Alzheimer’s disease, reducing bad cholesterol levels, higher potassium levels, improving the functions of the intestines, and preventing certain cancers with antioxidants. As a result of my findings and everyone’s fascination with this hack, I am going to invest in this as a delivery business. I made my first flyer using Microsoft Publisher. Click on the flyer to enlarge it. If anyone is interested, make a call to DREAM AID. Feel free to give me some constructive comments in class or on this post. First step towards a successful business!

Article: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2006/08/060801225922.htm

Hacked by Lauren

Disclaimer: This is not a real business.

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7 thoughts on “Hacked Apples, Juice Life

  1. I can’t believe apple juice did this to you! I want to try it. I am scared to have vivid dreams though. Crazy how you remembered everything!

  2. How much did you drink again? Like a glass?

  3. I’m definitely going to try this! I am going into pharmacy, so I think it’s so fascinating how certain chemicals can have such random effects on your body. I’m really curious if it helps with memory or it really messes up your dreams. Thanks for finding such an interesting life hack!

  4. I probably drank somewhere in the neighborhood of 20 oz, probably more, in the minutes before I went to sleep.

  5. Everyone I tell about this is fascinated. And I got given an apple as a gag gift as a result, so a win for me …

    I dug into it a very little bit and turned up some articles about the effect on memory. It looks like it emerges from a 2006ish study that showed feeding mice apples slowed the effects of Alzheimer’s-like disease … a study that was funded by the US Apple Association, so could perhaps be taken with a grain of salt — although your anecdata suggests there was some effect on you. Maybe we should all lay in a stock of apples to munch on while preparing for final exams.

    WebMD (yeah, yeah, not a great source) says this about the amount of apples/juice required: “The amount of apple juice the mice drank was comparable to drinking about two 8-ounce glasses of apple juice or eating two to three apples a day for humans.” (http://www.webmd.com/alzheimers/news/20060804/alzheimers-apple)

    And they offer this citation (for the press release, not the full study, but it’s enough information for anyone that really wants to track down the full source): Chan, A. Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, August 2006; vol 9. News release, U.S. Apple Association.

  6. I experimented with apple juice in an attempt to have vivid dreams, and as I reported, it was a surprising and undeniable success. The apple juice gave me lots of dreams and I remembered them with an amount of detail not usual for my normal dreams. In class we discussed whether it was actually giving me more vivid dreams, or whether it was just giving me better memory which allowed me to remember the dreams much better upon waking. It is an interesting question, no doubt, and one that is fun to research and experience. I recommend this life hack to anyone, because it’s probably a healthy choice anyways.

  7. Haha wow I am eating applesauce right now and just remembered this life hack. I wonder if the sauce will yield comparable results!

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