Can't improve my dream recall

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Can't improve my dream recall

Postby WhiteOwl » 29 Sep 2015 13:14

I'll try to summerize my journey so far (a month)-
The first 5 nights I used Melatonin (3mg) just before going to bed and woke up 5 times to write my dreams (4.5 hours after falling asleep and every 90 min. afterwards). On the first night I recorded 3 dreams- the first two were 4 words each and the last one was about 5 lines. Three nights later and it already was 2 dreams, 30~ lines each. Amazing improvment.
The next 4 nights I didn't wake up in the middle of the night and just wrote what I could remember in the morning- nothing.
On the 5th night I tried waking up in the middle of the night again, wrote 3 dreams- 2 of them were 5~ lines and the last one 30~ lines.
The next week I wrote nothing besides 2.5 lines on night.
The next night tried waking up a couple of times again- remembered 3 words, but had 3 images in my mind, which I drew.
Started improving slowly again, the next night I wrote 7.5 lines, one picture.
And again, downfall- 1.5 lines the next night.
And again, huge improvment- 23 lines for 2-3 dreams, next night 40 lines, 1 picture, 2 dream.
2-3 lines/night decrease for the next two nights, and again no dream recall.
And one last improvment, from 3 lines to 24, no recall, 1 line and a picture.
For the last two nights I woke up 4-5 times a night, used 200mcg Huperzine A in the first (no recall) and 3 mg Melatonin tonight (3 lines).
It doesn't really matter if I use Huperzine A 30 min. before going to bed, after 4.5 hours of sleep, 3mg or 6mg of Melatonin before bed, waking up in order to recall dreams or not, the improvment is nonlinear and drives me nuts!
When going to bed I affirm the phrase "I remember my dreams" and I take 400mg magnesium citrate and 50mg zinc 40-60 min. before going to bed.
Any suggestions?

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Re: Can't improve my dream recall

Postby giaz99 » 30 Sep 2015 13:13

I can't lucid dream but I went from remembering 1 dream a month to remembering a dream every day so I guess I'll share that and hope it helps. :)

When I started trying to lucid dream, I failed miserably, took a week break and focused purely on dream recall. To do that, I changed my thoughts from "I will remember my dreams! I must!" to just going to sleep the same time every day and...
I only focused on dreams when I woke up, I thought about dreams every day when I felt it come natural to me and thought of how awesome the dream I had last night was. Eventually my dream recall improved quite a-lot.

Basically, instead of trying to force it, just think about it all the time and look forward to it. Accept the dream you had then and there instead of trying to force yourself, look into it and over time it will increase your dream recall!
If you don't like this idea as it's a rather slow idea then I suggest just waiting it out because either way, you will 100% improve if you keep everything consistent!

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