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Originally posted by dizziedame
Do you dream in color? I don't remember ever dreaming in anything but color.
Try the pen and paper by your bedside trick. It works for me.
Originally posted by Blanca Rose
Have you tried telling yourself just before you fall asleep, that you will remember everything you dream? For some reason this works for me.
Also, I find that when I wake up in the morning, if I don't rush to get up in a hurry, that I seem to remember dreams more clearly, especially on the days when I don't use an alarm clock.
I recall dreams where I can remember scents, tastes and even the feeling of fabrics, or grass under my feet.
Maybe you only remember certain dreams that have meaning specifically for you.
Originally posted by helloblaine
Basically what you have to do is write your dream down RIGHT after you wake up, because the memory of it fades very quickly.
Because my short term memory easily skips to my long term memory, I am able to remember my dreams for up to six hours or so, but that is not the case for everyone.
Originally posted by virraszto
I can remember my dreams vividly if I wake up during one. What bothers me are the ones I only slightly recall. I find that I have little flashbacks all day long of bits and pieces of dreams and I can't put them together. That's what's really irritating is not being able to remember the whole dream.
It's really weird. Sometimes when I get a flash, my first immediate reaction is deja vu, but then my mind goes back and forth from bit of dream, or deja vu and I spend too much time trying to figure out where the bit came from.
I hope that was understandable.
Originally posted by TheSingularity
Funny, I just posted something that addresses dreams and memory... post
In order to improve your dream recall, you should learn about lucid dreaming.
But, basically, you just need to learn the same awareness skills that is required for meditation. When you go to bed, work on maintaining awareness as you allow other parts of yourself to fall asleep. I know that sounds vague, but just start playing around and you'll get the hang of it. With some concerted effort, you may even be able to witness the transition into the sleep state. But, even if you miss it and succumb to the sleep normally, you'll probably be more lucid while dreaming throughout the night and may even become lucid.
Keep a pad and pen next to your bed, or even a small mini-recorder, to record your dream so you don't forget it and the memory is still fresh.
Another thing that can happen sometimes can be quite startling. You may experience sleep paralysis. This is when you wake up mentally in bed, but your body is still asleep. Whenever we fall asleep, our motor functions are switched off to prevent us from acting out our dreams and hurting ourselves. This function is faulty in people who sleep walk.
Anyway, once you start recording your dreams, you may want to start interpreting them using a site like dreammoods.com, this can be a very useful tool for analyzing your subconscious.
Originally posted by benrl
I have been using Binuaral sounds to help me remember dreams, I have always been the type to forget my dreams, for the past week I have remembered most of my dreams Id say 5 out of 7 that I can go into detail with.
Originally posted by tylerjamescharles
Before i go to bed a tell myself I'm going to wake up and remember my dream, over and over i say this to myself until my mind wanders and I drift into sleep. When I wake up I remember every detail vividly and write them down.
It seems to be much clearer when i do this, and it helps me to go Lucid :p