Since I'm relatively new at this, I'm relying on becoming conscious within my dream to become lucid before I try anything more difficult. I do reality checks frequently (most of the time I look at my hands and try to push one through the other or through a wall, if I'm at school I'll look in my text book, look away, and look back to see if it changed, etc), but for some reason in my dreams I rarely do them. I will perform one only if something seems to be off, however there are no talking pigs or anything crazy like that in my dreams. I can't recognize dream signs because there seem to be none, at least that I can remember. It's almost like things go about as normal and the events that take place make sense to me. Sometimes even when I wake up I'm confused as to where I am because things are so realistic. I guess I'm either not good at recognizing dream signs or there aren't very many things that could be considered one. How could I improve my ability to recognize dream signs?