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How can I remember my dreams?
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How can I remember my dreams?

I can never remember my dreams, does anyone know any tips that can help me remember my dreams?

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RE: How can I remember my dreams?

keep a dream log... As soon as you wake up if you remember even the slightest thing write it down, and keep trying to think about it so you don't forget it. Eventually you will train your brain to remember... Also helps with lucid dreams.

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RE: How can I remember my dreams?

Ah yes, the dream log. I would have that, but I'm too lazy. One thing I do Is lie still in my bed and try and remember the dream. Once you get a detail or a memory of it, it will make you remember more, and so on. Also, the more you hold it in your mind, the longer you'll remember it.

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RE: How can I remember my dreams?

I can only remember them by "feel" and only will remember certain parts.

Not to mention the more I think about it, the less I remember. I guess it somewhat depends on the person as well.

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How can I remember my dreams?

There are two parts to this: (1) recalling your the dreams you have, (2) dreaming more often and more vivdly.

To remember dreams -- yeah, right when you wake up, see if you can remember any, and write them down. You could also try setting an alarm in the middle of the night.

In order to actually dream more --

One approach is is to try disrupting your mental equilibrium a bit. Try something new. Expose yourself to subjects you aren't familiar with, learn about history, watch some compelling documentaries, and so on. In short, do some things you aren't used to.

Try drawing or singing, think about past memories and imagine the future. Record a video or audio of yourself and watch/listen. Try listening to things in foreign languages, or types of music you don't usually listen to or have never listened to. All that kind of thing, basically meant to awaken parts of your psyche that may be dormant.

Another thing to try is when you're going to sleep, specifically exercise your imagination and think about questions, problems, fears, hopes and dreams, and that kind of thing. It's actually a creative technique to think about a problem or question when going to sleep, in the hopes of "dreaming up" some kind of insight about it.

I've found I tend to dream about video games, or even writing walls of text (seriously) when I do a lot of those activities in my-day-to day life. Maybe try engaging in more interesting activities in your day-to-day life.

Finally, perhaps dig through dream dictionaries for inspiration: http://www.dreamdictionary.org/

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