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PostPosted: Thu 05 Jul, 2007  Reply with quote

Can you tell us about what dream-recall methods you use and how?

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A couple of DR questions.
PostPosted: Mon 09 Jul, 2007  Reply with quote

[moved into sticky big topic moogle [/mod]

First question is if it's better to go to bed early if I wanna remember my dreams? I often go to bed around 2 a.m.
Is it easier to remember dreams when I take a nap in the middle of the day?

And maybe this is a recurring question but I have trouble with my DR. I can't remember much of my dreams at all. There are some fragment some nights, but not often.
I've tried to tell myself before going to sleep that I will remember them. I've also tried to set the alarm for 6 or 7.5 hours after I go to sleep.
When I wake I lie still and try to remember, but I can't.
Is there any more things I can try, or should I just try more?
How long does it take to get better DR? days, weeks, month?


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PostPosted: Mon 09 Jul, 2007  Reply with quote

I'd say days. It's better to go to bed earlier ofcourse, and if you are going to wake up in the middle of the night I'd suggest 3-4 hours after falling asleep.

If you have a hard time sleeping earlier a nap in the day will do just about the same. You won't be that tired at 2 AM then and you mind can relax.

A banana or two before going to bed wouldn't hurt either tounge2


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One more question...
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Is it easier to remember a dream if it is more vivid?

So if you do a lot of things during a day, your dream gets more vivid, and you remember it easier?!


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PostPosted: Tue 10 Jul, 2007  Reply with quote

Often you do remember vivid dreams better.

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PostPosted: Tue 10 Jul, 2007  Reply with quote

So maybe I should keep myself busy during the day so that I have much to dream about wink5 If a wanna remember easier.

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PostPosted: Tue 10 Jul, 2007  Reply with quote

The MOST vividest dream I had was last night and I did almost nothing yesterday. But, I did go to a water park the day before yesterday...Did that have anyting to do with it?

P.S. is vividest an actual word?




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PostPosted: Tue 10 Jul, 2007  Reply with quote

I believe you should write it as a "most" sentence: "The MOST vivid dream....".



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PostPosted: Tue 10 Jul, 2007  Reply with quote

lol.

ok, i changed it.


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PostPosted: Wed 15 Aug, 2007  Reply with quote

I realized something this morning. I woke up after a long period of sleep and still remembered bits of about 6 dreams. The only parts I remembered had a strong emotion in it, of love or pride or something.

Isn't it obvious that we more easily remember dreams that are emotionally significant in some way? Our memories are more easily tied to events that are very emotional, so wouldn't this be true in a dream as well?

I'm not sure if this can help in any way. But I found it interesting.


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PostPosted: Thu 16 Aug, 2007  Reply with quote

I need a little advice on DR...

My sleep schedule's taken a serious blow since school started a week and a half ago. I've gone from bedtime at midnight and waking at ten, to bedtime at ten and waking at six. This isn't exactly good. I actually <i>need</i> to be up by six-thirty to get ready for school, but I wake myself up at six every morning so that I'll have time to write down my dream if I remember it (sometimes it can take awhile, I'm not exactly focused after I've just gotten up). The problem is, sleeping from ten to six isn't exactly good timing for dream recall. I didn't recall anything at six for several days, which was disconcerning. This morning, however, I woke up and knew I'd just had a vivid dream--I just couldn't remember it. I lay there, concentrating hard for at least five minutes, then I finally remembered it. It seemed as if the dream I remembered had ended a while ago, and it's much easier to remember a whole dream if you wake up right after it.

So what exactly is the best time to get myself up to record my dreams? Six obviously isn't working too well...I've heard that four-thirty is a good time because it's a nice, even multiple of 90 minutes. In fact, reading past entries from my DJ, I've been realizing that many of them took place at around four or so in the morning. I'm wondering, though, how I'm going to make it so my alarm can wake me up at two different times each morning. Should I get a separate alarm, or just stick with six?


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PostPosted: Thu 16 Aug, 2007  Reply with quote

if it was me ... I would stick with 6 am for a while. Once you get used to this change in sleeping times and the stress of returning to school goes down, your recall should improve.

you can always try 2 alarm clocks in the future if necessary



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PostPosted: Fri 17 Aug, 2007  Reply with quote

Can anyone else vouch for emotional dreams being more memorable? The more I think about it, the more I believe it.

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PostPosted: Fri 17 Aug, 2007  Reply with quote

Dork wrote:
Can anyone else vouch for emotional dreams being more memorable? The more I think about it, the more I believe it.

Dreams that have an impact on you are more likely to be remembered. Before I improved my dream recall I only remembered the interesting dreams .. now I have a higher percentage of boring ones. So since emotion has an impact on you I would say your observation is correct.



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PostPosted: Tue 25 Sep, 2007  Reply with quote

Anyone have any advice on how to get out of dry spells? My DR was okay for a while, but for the past week or so I haven't remembered ANYTHING. I mean anything! I'll lie awake in bed and not be able to recall even the tiniest dream snippet. Can anyone help?

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