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How to recall dreams better?
    #3898694 - 03/10/05 06:19 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

Can anyone give me some tips on how to recall their dreams. I haven't remembered a dream in months, sometimes I'll wake up and know that I dreamt but have no idea what happened. I really wish i could recall them.

I've heard that melatonin helps but when I used to take it, it didnt help me fall asleep any quicker or have dreams.


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Re: How to recall dreams better? [Re: LthirdSeyeD]
    #3898737 - 03/10/05 06:27 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

1.) Wake Motionlessly. Upon awakening, don't open your eyes. Don't move. Lie completely still.

2.) Wake Slowly. Allow yourself time to naturally remember your dreams. Don't start thinking about what you are going to do for the day. Don't allow your mind to be flooded by your waking thoughts or your dreams will start fading or may even disappear entirely like bursting dream bubbles. Let your mind be focused on whatever you were just dreaming.

3.) Let your mind drift. Allow your thoughts to meander through whatever mental imagery you may have. Once you remember one part of a dream. Relax and allow the rest of the pieces to fall into place.

4.) Drift through your dream checklist. If you have absolutely no initial recall, then start running through a dream checklist in your mind. This list should include people you know, activities, places, foods, smells, music, anything that may trigger a dream fragment to surface. Allow your mind to drift through this list and ask yourself if this person or this place was in your dream. Movement is very common in dreams so try to think about action. Were you walking or running or climbing or flying? Emotions are also very prevalent so try to think about your moods. Were you happy or afraid or surprised or confused? The more familiar you are with your dreams the better you will know which questions will most likely trigger your memory, but in the beginning you can use any list as long as it is a big one.

4.) Think and question backwards. Try to work your memory backwards from what you can remember. You will usually remember the most current dream scenario first so for maximum retrieval it is helpful to think backwards, or think in terms of effect and cause instead of cause and effect. If you can remember one part of the dream, ask yourself how you got there? Or where did a certain dream object come from? Did you find it? Was it given to you? One dream fragment will usually lead to another until the whole dream starts to take shape, and your dream memories can be jogged by questioning yourself about what you already remember.

5.) Try different sleeping positions. Try all your common sleeping positions before getting out of bed to maximize your recall. You will have the best recall when you are lying in the same position that you were in when you were dreaming. If you wake up on your right side don't move until you recall all you possibly can, and then repeat this process on your left side, then your back, and your front. This may jar loose some memories and it certainly speeds up your recall.

6.) Keep Trying. Sometimes, you may have no morning recall but flashes of dream memories will surface during your day. Be prepared to jot down any time-released memories. They may unlock your access to more memories.


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Re: How to recall dreams better? [Re: WildRunner]
    #3898923 - 03/10/05 07:01 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

you awoken naturally, or by "alarm clock"?

I'm 'member of' so much 'from' my dreams, I'm considering seeing a shrink, ...
either its true (and then i really got some head bending motherfucking info) and/or it is not.. Either way.. i know i must be raving mad..

to recall your dreams, re- member them, re- mind yourself of them, and keep it in mind.. (bear in mind) be mind full..

but, as i mentioned, this dreaming stuff, wow.. once i woke up 'realizing' it was no longer in the dream, but back in 'reality'..

i 'really' cant formulate this within any 'norms', so..

be sure what you 'wish for', it might just come true..

in other words all of the above: there might be a reason, for you not recalling any dreams.. i sure think it would be like having a second chance if i could go back and re- do what i did.. ( talking my self out-sane) he he

red pill/blue pill :P


this is just mess, i guess. but no harm in posting.. :heartpump:

(and no, matrix don't mix in this context)(well, off-course it does, but not by my intent..)


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Re: How to recall dreams better? [Re: LthirdSeyeD]
    #3898965 - 03/10/05 07:08 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

Can anyone give me some tips on how to recall their dreams.

Bring a vidcam to bed.  :crazy2:


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Re: How to recall dreams better? [Re: Swami]
    #3899099 - 03/10/05 07:29 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

Before you fall asleep, tell yourself, "I will remember my dream" 
Sleep near a notebook and pencil so you can write it down as soon as you wake up. 


Sounds stupid but it works.

I got it from "Lucid Dreaming in 30 days" 
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0...8242862-5615137


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Re: How to recall dreams better? [Re: YidakiMan]
    #3899192 - 03/10/05 07:55 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

I wake up by an alarm clock, very earlier in the morning :frown:


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Re: How to recall dreams better? [Re: LthirdSeyeD]
    #3899230 - 03/10/05 08:02 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

maybe one could 'train' to wake before the alarm clock goes of.. :wink: set the alarm to say 8'o clock, and set 'your mental wake up' to 5 minutes before :P

good post! good night.  :sun:


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Re: How to recall dreams better? [Re: Gomp]
    #3899641 - 03/10/05 09:16 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

Smoking weed impairs your ability somewhat also. If you stop smoking bud, your dreams will be easily remembered , more vivid, and can even cause more lucidity in dreams. Also, sometimes it helps to be woken in the middle of a dream, then go back to that dream. You create that one point of consciousness which you can refer back to.


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Re: How to recall dreams better? [Re: LthirdSeyeD]
    #3899834 - 03/10/05 10:01 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

I use melatonin occasionally to fall asleep and have more vivid dreams. If you're not having vivid dreams with melatonin you might not be taking enough. When I take 5 or 6mg my REM is so intense it actually brings me out of sleep periodically throughout the night, because my eyes are so jittery.


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Re: How to recall dreams better? [Re: moog]
    #3900025 - 03/10/05 10:50 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

In avarage, I remember a dream vividly every 2-3 days. No drugs, no chemicals. It's your brain, yo can do it, just find the right switch inside, and just do it

...and no, I am not working for Nike :p


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Re: How to recall dreams better? [Re: LthirdSeyeD]
    #3900068 - 03/10/05 10:57 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

go here it has pretty much everything you need to know

http://www.dreamviews.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=16


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Re: How to recall dreams better? [Re: spudamore]
    #3901401 - 03/11/05 09:16 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

Apparently recalling dreams happens when you are woken up during 'REM sleep', this is when your dreams are at their most vivid, your body is somewhat paralysed and your eyes show 'rapid eye movement' (hence 'REM'), get someone to wake you up when your eyes are twitching and its all good.


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Re: How to recall dreams better? [Re: LthirdSeyeD]
    #3912633 - 03/13/05 07:50 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

1 mg Melatonin 30 minutes before sleeptime.


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Re: How to recall dreams better? [Re: MarkostheGnostic]
    #3912662 - 03/13/05 07:57 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

Wake up 30 minutes before you are to wake up :P so go to sleep again, and then you  got a second go at reminding the dream when you wake up again :P 

You do, don't ya?
You do, do not ya? :wink:


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Re: How to recall dreams better? [Re: Gomp]
    #3914505 - 03/14/05 02:38 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

notebook works
also having a wife bring you coffee in bed while still asleep helps too


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Re: How to recall dreams better? [Re: redgreenvines]
    #4277878 - 06/09/05 11:33 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

The best way to remember your dreams is to stop smoking weed. Waking up to an alarm clock is also very helpful. I have found (strangely enough) that when I fall asleep drunk I remember my dreams as well.

Just make sure you remember that it was a dream and you don't mix your memories of life with your dream memories. Forgetting that has gotten me into some weird situations...


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Re: How to recall dreams better? [Re: LthirdSeyeD]
    #4277888 - 06/09/05 11:37 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

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LthirdSeyeD said:
Can anyone give me some tips on how to recall their dreams. I haven't remembered a dream in months, sometimes I'll wake up and know that I dreamt but have no idea what happened. I really wish i could recall them.

I've heard that melatonin helps but when I used to take it, it didnt help me fall asleep any quicker or have dreams.




re-member to, not forget your dreams, and you will recall them.. I promise! :wink: hehe
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Re: How to recall dreams better? [Re: LthirdSeyeD]
    #4278250 - 06/10/05 01:51 AM (12 years, 1 month ago)

think about where you went last night when you wake up in the morning. Its not really that hard to remember where you've been if you try. eventually you will stop caring.


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