Any advice for improving dream recall?

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Any advice for improving dream recall?

Postby CatDreamer22 » 24 Feb 2018 03:59

I've been keeping a dream journal for about a month, I have been recording as many dreams as i can remember, and I have been getting plenty of REM sleep. What am I doing wrong? Is there anything I can do to fix this? By the way, don't mention supplements, I can't use those.

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Re: Any advice for improving dream recall?

Postby LucidCat » 24 Feb 2018 22:36

What is it that makes you think that you are doing something wrong?

A month is not a long period of time. I needed way longer than that to remember a dream every night and even now there are mornings when I'm totally blank about what I experienced in my sleep. But overall it slowly but surely improved and it will also improve for you.

However, I have noticed some things that help me:
- physical exercise
- meditation/mindfulness
- while meditating before falling asleep I use affirmations like: "I will remember my dream"
- using the dream journal also to protocol if I don't remember a dream
- seeing the lack of recall as part of the process (and trying not to get pissed off or frustrated about it)
- having fun with the dream journal: rereading dreams, adding illustrations, figuring out dream signs and connections, attempts of analyzing recurring motives...
Tell me briefly about your lucid dreaming journey :arrow:


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Re: Any advice for improving dream recall?

Postby yosa2 » 25 Feb 2018 05:08

Dream recall is very difficult, a dream will generally be erratic and the deeper the sleep.

affirmations may be effective, if your focused, also requires you to be relaxed , better to focus on an image or area your familiar with.

Something to remember, dreams are often influenced by daily stress and traumas, sometimes thinking of those things can trigger a memory of a dream; its not a promenant theory, but it has worked for me.

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