How many of you wake up and write your dreams down on paper?

United States
February 12, 2008 11:51pm CST
I have found it to be good practice to write down my dreams every time I have one. If I don't write it down first thing in the morning I tend to forget details about the dreams that are of importance. These things actually tell you certain things are going to happen in your life. When this happens it all feels like De Ja Vu. This saves me the trouble of having to get my dream book out every morning when I wake up to look up what reason I had this dream. There are many different books out there on dreams as well but I have one that I bought 3 years ago. What are your thoughts on this subject?
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@zeloguy (4915)
• United States
13 Feb 08
I can't say I go to the length of actually writing dreams down on paper and there are times that I remember dreams I had and others where I don't. If I wake up nice and refreshed I won't remember, if I am in a slumber and it takes me a while to get out of bed then there are times that I do. Great post. Zelo
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• United States
13 Feb 08
Thanks zelo. I thought it would be interesting to see some other people's views on dreams and how they do things. When I sleep really good I don't seem to remember any of my dreams either, however if I have a long restless night I tend to have several dreams that run together.
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@zeloguy (4915)
• United States
15 Feb 08
The cool thing is that your brain is doing that all night long (in REM sleep) and you just don't remember it. Zelo
@ssh123 (31104)
• India
13 Feb 08
I do dream occasionally, some of them good, some of them bad. I have no habit of writing it down for future reference. But many of the dreams (good ones) have become true and I do not know whether bad dreams have become true.
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• United States
13 Feb 08
We tend to usually block out the bad things because we don't want them to happen. I didn't always write my dreams down, however since I started doing so, some things started making more sense.
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• Hungary
13 Feb 08
i never dream? is that a problem? haha instead my girlfriend everymorning she wakes up tells me her dreams, so she started writing them down! and now shes goiing by the 3rd notebook of just dreams!! and their all crazy! like people running out the woods and the her teacher is riding a old bicicle and shes scared of something thats behind her and she wakes up! thats the kind of dreams she has, is that bad?
@VAnnasamy (426)
• India
13 Feb 08
Actually, we dream sub-consciously. Gathering what happened during that time, one needs to have a sharp memory. While, writing down would absolutely facilitate, the same is subject to remembering what is dreamt. DREAMT is a unique word of its kind. No other english word ends with 'mt', if I remember correctly.
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• United States
13 Feb 08
I believe you are correct about the MT thing. No others come to mind for me anyhow. Most of the dreams are of the sub-conscious, however you can figure out that some things are from you worrying about certain matter in life (Money, Relationships, Family and so on).
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@shinjiao (1465)
• China
13 Feb 08
Hi,miller1978,I have no habit of writing down my dreams on paper.I do dream occasionally,sometimes I can remeber it as long as I can but others I forget it when I open my eyes.Dreams are reflection about our real daily life,in the past,now or in the future.But indeed,dream is dream.I don't want to take it seriously,just let it be.But maybe for the authors,what they dreamed may can give them new inspirations.For them,they need to write their dreams down quickly.
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@Foxfire1875 (2011)
13 Feb 08
I try and write down dreams but I usually forget. Books aren't really much use as the symbols in dreams are often too personal to the dreamer.
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• United States
13 Feb 08
It actually depends on which book you look at. The one I bought has several different meanings for each item. I find it very useful and informative. It has helped me realize that what I dreamt is not what was coming.
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@shadifd (149)
• Syria
14 Feb 08
I think this subject is interrsting,but there are dreams we cann't write it on paper. I think we must talk a bout our dreams to person who we trust him,because the dreams are so special and we cann't speak about our dreams to any one.
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@coffeeshot (3786)
• Australia
14 Feb 08
I don't write mine down, I think because I never remember them in the mornings. It's really weird, but it seems that I begin to remember my dreams from the night before in the afternoon/evening the next day. I'll be cooking dinner or brushing my teeth and all of a sudden I'll get flashes of my dream from the night before. It almost feels like de ja vu. This has only been happening for the last year or so and I don't know why. However, none of my dreams really mean anything. Well, I'm sure they do but I can't see any correlation between my dreams and real life.
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• United States
13 Feb 08
(Ecc.5:3,7. 3 As a dream comes when there are many cares, so the speech of a fool when there are many words. 7 Much dreaming and many words are meaningless. Therefore stand in awe of God. )
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