How to remember our dreams?

@mallu30 (463)
India
April 25, 2011 9:18am CST
Usually we used to forget the dreams after waking up in the morning and despite trying to remember the dream we can't. So How to remember these dreams? Can we write down on peace of paper? Can we notice dreaming? If we notice dreaming can we remember the particular dream?
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@_sketch_ (5709)
• United States
25 Apr 11
Get a notebook for writing down your dreams. Right before you go to bed, put the date at the top of the page to remind yourself of the intent to remember and record your dreams. As soon as you wake up write everything you can remember about the dream, every little detail you can. What happened? Where was I? What did I see? Who did I talk to? What was the mood of the dream? Was it day or night? Inside or out? Season? Even shapes or colors. Then I like to look up my dreams and see if my subconscious is trying to tell me something. Looking at your dreams this way will not only help you find out any messages your subconscious is trying to get across, but it will reduce your number of nightmares (if you have any) and it will help you remember your dreams better. Can we notice dreaming? Are you asking if we can be aware of our dreaming while we dream? If so, then the answer to your question is a definite yes. This is called lucid dreaming and a lucid dreamer can actually control their dream if they want, choose what happens. And yes, lucid dreaming will make it easier to remember your dream. Good luck.
@_sketch_ (5709)
• United States
25 Apr 11
lol maybe I should have read the previous comment first before posting. :)
• United States
25 Apr 11
Trying to master lucid dreaming is something everyone should try. It helps you to better understand your life sometimes also. And is an escape of sorts to a different reality. You well explained it though :)
@Kirinx (1693)
• United States
28 Apr 11
Well I read somewhere that in order to remember your dream that you had to be somewhat focused while dreaming.It doesnt make much sense to me but I figure if you try hard enough you can remember bits and pieces of your dream.
@sashakiddo (1104)
• United States
27 Apr 11
Once you start making a habit of thinking about your dreams, you will start to remember them more. I use to have a journal where I wrote about my dreams, and they became more vivid in my memory. What do you mean by "can we notice dreaming"? You can lucid dream, which means you are aware of a dream while you are still in it. This can be done by a continuous thought process. You make a habit of asking yourself, am I dreaming? Even when you know you are awake, ask yourself this. Then look for clues to see if it's a dream. One clue is looking at a digital clock. In your dream, you can't see the numbers on a clock - they just look like symbols for some reason. Also when you flick a light switch, the light won't turn on or off, it just stays the same. There are other clues as well. But these are the only ones I know. It's all about the habit of being aware of your surroundings. If you ask yourself where you are and why you are there, you will have more chances of catching yourself in a dream.
@babyEj (1525)
• Philippines
26 Apr 11
As you get up, take a second to pause and think over. I usually do this when I can hardly remember what I have dreamed. I remembered some pieces of it and try to put it into and make it up in awhile. You can also write it if you want to, but that will take time.
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
26 Apr 11
Remmeberin a dream can be like opening a door to a closed world. It can bring us new insight or it can lead us deeper into what we already experience.
• Philippines
25 Apr 11
i used to sleep with my cellphone before and whenever i get to have a dream, i write it down as soon as i wake up, then later, if i have time, i try to look for the meanings of my dream, but later on, i got tired of it. LOLs
@natnickeep (2340)
• United States
25 Apr 11
If you would like to remember your dreams or even be able to control them, look up lucid dreaming. My husband doesn't understand why I love to sleep so much. But lucid dreaming is like an art form, and I am starting to master it. You can think of something wonderful a lot before you got to sleep and make yourself dream of it. Naps are the best places to remember your dreams. Keeping a journal right by your bed is an awesome idea. Maybe using the snooze on your alarm for way before you have to wake up. So you are aware but then go back to sleep. There are lots of tips. Learning to lucidly dream can open up so many doors. I used to have dreams of flying all the time and I would always fall, or get stuck in the power lines or not even be able to get off the ground. Now I can fully control it and almost fly anywhere my heart desires. Dreaming is awesome, remembering your dreams takes practice.
@zralte (4186)
• India
25 Apr 11
I have heard that if you think back about your dream when you first wake up, then you will remember it for sometime. If you write that down, of course, that will be there for you to remind yourself of that dream for always. Usually, we can recall our dream best when we first wake up. As we do things and think about other things, the dream gets forgotten.