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Do you think it's good or bad when you can't remember your dreams?

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posted on Jun, 1 2009 @ 01:27 PM
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I don't ever recall dreams & I think often it must be a good thing. I can recall maybe 3 times in the last two years when I've remembered a dream. My wife says I toss & turn, mumble, speak, and sweat profusley in the night so I must be dreaming but never recall even a tiny piece of what my mind was processing.

The dreams I do recall are usually very important and tell me something thats about to happen or has happened ie. I was on a business trip to MN. and had a vivid dream about a party at my house. When I talked to my wife I told her about it and who was there & even included a name of a person that was there that I had never met. I described him in detail she was puzzled because she did have friends over & her friend had a friend with her that had the same name & description as the guy I didn't know. He had caused a fight in my dream & in real life he had done the same thing hitting someone at the party with a pool stick.

I don't buy much into psychic phenom but I do think close people are linked and my dream seemed to be the way I was communicated to from 1000's of miles away.

I'm glad I don't recall my dreams eveyday because the event described above has happened almost everytime I remember a dream something in it was real and important. If I was to remember them all I think I would not function well as to much time would be spent deciphering my dreams and not enough on living life.




posted on Jun, 1 2009 @ 01:37 PM
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Originally posted by teapot
Some narcotics suppress dreams. It's not just that you don't remember them.



True, but some of my most vivid dreams came from when I was prescribed a certain narcotic for dental work.

I find it frustrating to remember the dream right when I wake up, but can't for the life of me remember it 15 minutes later... Or when I can only remember the last tiny bit of it. Ever have the same dream more than once or twice? That's crazy!

Dreams really are a great part of human psyche. Personally, knowing I could potentially have an amazing dream is one of the things that I look forward to about going to bed. I wish I could always remember them, but I'm sure that wouldn't be a good thing, it would have to have some kind of effect on your "real" life.



posted on Jun, 1 2009 @ 01:44 PM
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Originally posted by Karrotz

Originally posted by teapot
Some narcotics suppress dreams. It's not just that you don't remember them.



True, but some of my most vivid dreams came from when I was prescribed a certain narcotic for dental work.

I find it frustrating to remember the dream right when I wake up, but can't for the life of me remember it 15 minutes later... Or when I can only remember the last tiny bit of it. Ever have the same dream more than once or twice? That's crazy!

Dreams really are a great part of human psyche. Personally, knowing I could potentially have an amazing dream is one of the things that I look forward to about going to bed. I wish I could always remember them, but I'm sure that wouldn't be a good thing, it would have to have some kind of effect on your "real" life.
Yeah I don't know about narcotics, I don't take them. However when I was on AMBIEN oh boy real vivid freaky dreams like Psychedelic dreams. Not all bad either. I used to have a recurring dream when I was near my teens; then it stopped and another recurring dream started about the age of 16. And the second one was scary, the first one was just a past life I beleive.



posted on Jun, 1 2009 @ 03:47 PM
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Honestly, the only dreams I remember are nightmares, and usually I only remember bits and pieces of those. I don't buy into the Freudian idea that if you can't remember dreams you are unstressed or what not.



posted on Jun, 1 2009 @ 09:51 PM
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Originally posted by DimensionalDetective
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I LOVE dreaming. It is like a gateway into the realm of imagination and other worlds.

A couple of tips to help you if I may:

Affirmations right before falling asleep:

"I will recall, in absolute detail, the content of my dreams upon awakening."

Keep a DREAM JOURNAL right next to your bed. Before your feet even touch the ground, and while you're in the half asleep, half-awake state, try to grasp one scene from a dream and quickly jot it down, even if it's only one word---This can sometimes act as a trigger to open the floodgates of recall.




goes along the line of Lucid dreaming and "training" for lack of a better word, for it...

By actually making an effort to remember dreams and using signals of your choice you can when you get good enough control your dreams which I've only done once but it changed the way I look at this world....

Any ways yea I think it is good to remember dreams......


I used to a lot , and sometimes still do have these de ja vu dreams.....They are scary real.


Pretty much how it goes is....I dream about something happening and the within the next day or 2 it happens......in detail.....exactly how it happened in the dream.


Has happened to me about 10-15 times in my life but every time it would occur exactly like my dream. Even down to the very words used by some people.....

I would then just stand still, hair on back of my neck standing up and just be in awe that the current situation that is happening before my very own eyes, I already know what will happen.

This is why I believe in some of the things I do.....It's hard for me to explain exactly how it happens and you wouldn't know the feeling unless it has happened to you.


It's been about 2 years since I've had a " Future-prediction" type dream but they are amazing....

I actually called somebody out on what they were about to say one time and they couldn't believe I knew what they were about to say........I told them I dreamt of it the night before and they kind gave me a funny look like they didn't believe me just because I dreamed about it even though they saw the results......


All I can say is that dreams are special and we know almost nothing about them which makes them even more interesting.

No I don't think I'm psychic or anything like that . Nor am I a nostradamous type prophet, but I know that about 10-15 times in my life I have seen the future in my dreams and every time to the smallest detail it has been 100% correct.....

Majority of them happened to me between the ages of 12-18.....I'm 24 now and it's been about 2 years since I've had one......


I love dreams for the most part ....Lately though I have been having some rather "realistic" dreams that seem soooooooo real and and then I wake up either thankful or disappointed that it is not real.......


Also Dreams could be us in another high level/ dimension and because of our lack of knowledge and being in a 3rd density world, we can only remember or perceive that existence in a dream as " scrambled happenings ".............


Just because we can't decipher what they mean , does not mean that there isn't more too them .



posted on Jun, 1 2009 @ 10:23 PM
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I wonder if after having many night mares, we start to block out dreams. I remember as a child I would go to bed and look forward to dreaming and usually I had some magnificent dreams. Now I don't do that but I think I will try tonight.


Something I catch bits and pieces of while coming out of sleep is like a teacher speaking. I remember very little of it though when I've fully awaken.



posted on Jun, 1 2009 @ 10:39 PM
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I still remember any dream that I've ever remembered but I also have a very good memory of other mundane things that most people wouldn't remember. Lucid dreams you have no choice but to remember.

I'd say its better if you can't remember because if its good you'll be disappointed when you wake up and if its bad (like taunting you because you can't figure something out) you'll just be irritated when you wake up anyway. While it may be the brains way of helping it figure out the problems that confront it, sometimes its just not worth it when it amounts to being tourtured with no say in the matter until you awake.

The only time I think its "good", is a dream that can inspire a current project you're working on or maybe make an interesting conversation among friends the next day. "Yeah man it was me, you, and jason and we were saving a mall from zombies. I accidentally shot you but you didn't die and then there was a car chase".



posted on Jun, 1 2009 @ 11:08 PM
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I won't go into the science of REM sleep and the theories on dreams, that's something that can be Googled if interested, you get some weird hits believe me, but as for whether remembering your dreams being good or not it really should not affect you physically. Psychologically it might because you're stressing out about it, but other then that I don't see any reason why it would greatly affect you.

I very rarely remember my dreams, but it may not bother me because I am just used to it. In any case I have had friends tell me that when they want to remember what they dream that night they just think about how much they want to remember throughout the day and then the next morning they remember it. Not a proven study or anything but hey, if it bothers you it might just help.



posted on Jun, 1 2009 @ 11:33 PM
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I read once that we only recall dreams that scare us or have some meaning to us. Not sure how true that is. I have frequent dreams about tornados and storms...not sure why...I have never seen a tornado in real life...one dream that had several years ago that I will never forget, it was raining outside but I was trapped in building...finally a wall in the building collapsed and I rolled outside on a wave of water only to find that it was raining feathers and even whole wings...black ones and white ones...it was freaky...I also dream alot about it raining fire....go figure...




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