When you sleep, you blend your dreams into a mix of things you know and things you don’t. Some of these things are from your past, some seem to be from your future. It is indeed a hodgepodge of images, but do you remember them? Dreams are very entertaining and it possible to remember them.
If you can remember your dreams you will be able to enjoy the images that play out. You can also remember them for later interpretation. You can reexamine the messages you see and perhaps even resolve some problem our s. Some are very good at lucid dreaming. You can be too, with practice.
Once you learn to remember your dreams, you can also interpret them for themselves. In your subconscious lies the answers to your questions and you can use them to help yourself as well as your friends and family.
There are a few steps you can take to remember your dreams:
- When you go to bed, tell yourself that you are going to remember your dream. This will let your brain focus on that one thing.
- Have something to write on and something to write with near you when you go to bed.
- Make sure you have time to get an adequate night’s sleep. Of course you should be doing this every night, but it is easer to remember your dreams if you have time to completely relax.
- When you wake up, write down absolutely everything you can remember even if it seems insignificant. If you need to, make a few drawings as notes to help seal your dreams in your memory.
- Write down the emotions that your dream may bring. Even if it is just a subtle feeling, it will help with your interpretation.
- If you are unable to write it down you can just commit the details to memory by reviewing them over and over. It may help to tell someone else the details of your dreams.
- Practice this for several nights until it becomes second nature. After a few months, you will be able to do this without any extra stress.
Best advice for remembering dreams
If you encounter any trouble in remembering your dreams, leave reminders for yourself to write them down. When you wake up, go over the details in your mind and then repeat it throughout the day. Try thinking about the previous night’s dream before you go to bed and see if that helps restart your memories. If you sleep deeply and wake up in the middle of the night, take a moment to write down a detail from the dream. As you drift back off think about these details.
It is possible to remember your dreams. This is called lucid dreaming. If you practice over and over and still have trouble remembering the details, it may be that you are not ready to face the message the universe has for you. Be patient and keep an open mind. Some find that music will help them relax and open themselves for lucid dreaming.