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Road2Lucidity
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How good is your dream recall?
PostPosted: Tue 07 Aug, 2007  Reply with quote

I was reading one of Stephen Laberge's books and he said that the average person remembers 2 to 3 dreams a week. I was thinking, "wow......that's kinda bad".

I remember about 2 dreams a night...I thought that was bad until I read that....anyways...even though I remember about 2 dreams I don't feel as if I remember them very clearly.....


For example: If I'm dreaming that I'm leaving to go to the store, you would assume I'd remember opening the door, closing it, then leaving the building. But instead all I would remember is being in my house, then have the dream jump to me at the store.

Do I have bad recall, or is this normal?


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PostPosted: Tue 07 Aug, 2007  Reply with quote

It's perfectly normal. Most of my dream memories gets triggered by different stuff. Like yesterday I saw a crack in a window outside and BAM, I remember half my dream where I had thrown stones at windows ^^ The important thing is not how you remember your dreams, as long as you do remember them.

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PostPosted: Wed 15 Aug, 2007  Reply with quote

I usually recall 2 dreams per night and some not at all.

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PostPosted: Thu 16 Aug, 2007  Reply with quote

most nights i recall about 2-4 dreams, while occasionally i'll recall 5+

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PostPosted: Thu 16 Aug, 2007  Reply with quote

I remember a dream as soon as I wake up from it. My dream journal has a glow in the dark cover on it so I can find it easily ^^

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PostPosted: Thu 16 Aug, 2007  Reply with quote

Usually it's 2-3, but I've had as much as 10. Most of them, however, disappear if I don't write them down in 5 minutes =/

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PostPosted: Thu 16 Aug, 2007  Reply with quote

I think a bad Dream Recall would be no recall at all for one week. If you remember 2 dreams per night, thats very good.

In my case, unless I sleep 9 hours and more, I have to set an alarm to wake up at 1.5 hours interval. Then, my dream recall is very good. But sometimes, even with an alarm, my dream recall goes very low. Last night was very good, but the 2 previous one, nothing, no memory sadblauw


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PostPosted: Thu 16 Aug, 2007  Reply with quote

I used to remember only 2-3 per week, but that is when I wasn't actively trying to remember them. Since then it became more like 2-3 per night.

If you don't actively try and remember things, you're less likely to. That goes for daily life and dreaming.


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PostPosted: Thu 16 Aug, 2007  Reply with quote

GrandSummon wrote:
Usually it's 2-3, but I've had as much as 10. Most of them, however, disappear if I don't write them down in 5 minutes =/


You only have 5-6 dreams a night, but if your recall is a bit "bad" you might only remember a few fragments from the same dream, and it will seem as more dreams.


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PostPosted: Thu 16 Aug, 2007  Reply with quote

Not necessarily.

It's possible to have 10+ dreams a night. During a period of poor sleep I've had up to 12 different dreams after waking up several times during the night.

Also when I am stressed about somewhere I have to be in the morning, I often wake up every 10-20mins from around 7pm onwards. I will slip straight into a dream and wake up, so it is definitely possible they were 10 different dreams.


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PostPosted: Thu 16 Aug, 2007  Reply with quote

MovieMe wrote:
You only have 5-6 dreams a night, but if your recall is a bit "bad" you might only remember a few fragments from the same dream, and it will seem as more dreams.

I think the right number is about 15 =P
Are you thinking there's just one dream for each REM phase? Because there can be several, and we don't only dream in REM ^^

I remembered 7 dreams, fell asleep again, woke up and remembered 3 more =P

It's like Mohegan says smile


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PostPosted: Thu 16 Aug, 2007  Reply with quote

I usually remember 2 dreams a night when I'm not really trying, although it's hard to distinguish one dream from another it I sleep a solid night. But when I say "not really trying," I mean, not making dream recall a priority in my daily life by self-prompting myself to remember constantly. And I usually have a very limited time to write every morning.


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PostPosted: Fri 17 Aug, 2007  Reply with quote

On school days, probably none. When I wake up naturally without an alarm clock, 2-4ish

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PostPosted: Fri 17 Aug, 2007  Reply with quote

oh, god, my dream recall is going down. I've stopped trying to have an LD, because I heard that it can work sometimes, so I stopped writing in my DJ.
Don't EVER do that. Your DR will go down fast!


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PostPosted: Sat 18 Aug, 2007  Reply with quote

My dream recall was (and still is) absolutely terrible. A few weeks ago I couldn't remember anything - I would be lucky if I could remember one every two weeks.

Luckily it has been improving, for the last week or so I've gotten one every two days or so and I had my first partial LD last night, though it was quite... unusual.


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