This post was written by Friday blogger Annie Reid.
Scrooge blamed Marley’s ghost on a “crumb of cheese” (It was a struggle for the literary connection on this one, but there you have it). Concerned, perhaps, over this lingering bad press, the brave people at the British Cheese Board have gone out of their way to contradict this, with a novel new study:
The in-depth Cheese & Dreams study, a first of its kind, reveals that eating cheese before bed will not only aid a good night’s sleep but different cheeses will in fact cause different types of dreams.
Cheddar, apparently, causes one to dream of celebrities (being the pinnacle of a human pyramid, perched on Johnny Depp’s back, is cited as only one example) , while “a lump of creamy Lancashire” causes dreams about occupations, and “over 65% of participants eating Red Leicester revisited their schooldays” in their dreams.
I’ve searched this list in vain for the “erotic dreams about librarians” cheese, but perhaps some of you brave volunteers will discover this for yourselves.