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Sonic_Moronic
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PostPosted: Fri 26 May, 2006  Reply with quote

I think too much about this LD thing.. Im starting to think that it would be better i havent foudn this.. I have to fix my grades in school or i will be punished by non- playing computer for whole holidays!!!! Oh well....

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PostPosted: Sat 27 May, 2006  Reply with quote

I remember dreams by writing one word down somewhere. When I see that word I can remember almost the entire dream. This only works if you can remember your dream for a short time after you wake up.

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PostPosted: Sat 27 May, 2006  Reply with quote

_Zac_ wrote:
I remember dreams by writing one word down somewhere. When I see that word I can remember almost the entire dream. This only works if you can remember your dream for a short time after you wake up.


i find that sometimes during the day seeing someone or something can spark the memory of a dream. for example, i have a dream but i cant remember anything about it, even immediately after i wake up. in the afternoon, i see my friend and suddenly i remember my dream and what it was about. i find it amazing how that works out


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Sonic_Moronic
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PostPosted: Sat 27 May, 2006  Reply with quote

Before i used to remember dreams all time, but know i can't at all whatsthat cry

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heliosremedy
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trying to remember dreams...
PostPosted: Wed 31 May, 2006  Reply with quote

have you tried the water trick? because i had one heck of a time with recall for almost a year, and i tried the water trick last night (you drink 1/2 the glass before bed, and 1/2 the glass when you wake up, telling yourself that you'll remember...) and it definitely helped. i remembered a very long and complex dream this morning, so i have nothing but the highest praise for this technique.

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izandal
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I'm remembering dreams I don't want to remember! (long)
PostPosted: Sun 11 Jun, 2006  Reply with quote

Hi. I've lurked on this board from time to time, but this is my first post. I've always had good dream recall. I've had the occasional LD, but it's been years since the last one. As you might guess, I'm trying harder but with no luck, yet. I've been keeping a DJ since January, but only started doing RC in the last week.

On the positive side, I find that I have at least one dream to record almost every day. However, my mind seems to be resisting dream recall. The first two tactics are rather amusing, but the third bothers me.

1) Dreaming that I wrote down my dream. When this happens, usually all I recall on waking is that I dreamed I wrote it down and told myself I didn't have to remember the rest.

2) Laziness. If I wake remembering a long dream with lots of detail, I tell myself I'm "too tired" to make notes. Or it's still dark. I tell myself that I'll do it later. If I do remember later, then all I have left are scraps.

3) Unpleasant dreams. By this I mean disturbing or frightening images, or I do things I would think wrong IRL. Whether or not I record them, these often bother me all day. Writing them down doesn't dispel them; only time does that. Rereading them brings the images back full force.

This last seems to be happening more often lately. I suspect the unpleasant dreams were there all along, but I was resisting remembering them at all. I also suspect my dream mind is trying to tell me something that I don't want to confront. Maybe if I could get lucid, I could find out what it is, but I feel like I'm stuck.

Have any of you been through something like this? How did you handle it?


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PostPosted: Sun 18 Jun, 2006  Reply with quote

Hi izandal,

As you seem to have a good DR, I think you're ready to get LD's. The first problem could be some help to you indeed. If it happens very often, you should try to perform RC's before writing your DJ down. Thus you could realize that you're dreaming when you have false awakenings.

About your third problem, don't apply moral criterions to your dreams. You're not really responsible of them (especially if you're not lucid). Another thing: don't try to suspect your dreams to tell you something. If they really want to tell you something, you'll understand it when you wake up ("I had this dream because I've seen this thing last day"). So if you don't understand what a dream means, just don't worry about it and write it down.


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Having great trouble remembering dreams
PostPosted: Sun 18 Jun, 2006  Reply with quote

<mod>Topic merged into the BIG remembering dreams topic</mod>

I have a lot of trouble remembering dreams. Most of the time I fall asleep without noticing it and I wake up again (it's like blinking with your eyes, and it's the next day). I remember absolutely nothing of my dreams. This has been like that for years.
I've only remembered some dreams, I think I can count them on two, or perhaps even on one hand. There are two dreams I remember completely, one is a horrible nightmare, and the other one was the best dream of my life (up till now).

Now, I've read up on the site here a little bit, and I think I'll try some of those remembering methods, but I'm not sure if it will work with me, since I can't recall anything from my sleep.

How is it done? Sometimes I just feel like giving up, because I know I won't remember it anyway.


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The Lawnmower
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PostPosted: Wed 05 Jul, 2006  Reply with quote

How do you know it was the best dream of your life if you remember hardly any of your dreams? tounge2


Anyway, I was wondering it is really necessary to keep a DJ.
A journal really isn't my sort of thing. I don't even know how to put down most of the stuff from my dreams in words (if I could even bring myself to record some of the stuff from my dreams.)

If I go over the details of my dream in my head a few times after I wake up I won't forget it, so I'm not sure if a DJ will necessarily help me remember better.


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Basilus West
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PostPosted: Fri 07 Jul, 2006  Reply with quote

Joshiii_Kun wrote:
I'm not sure if it will work with me, since I can't recall anything from my sleep. [...] Sometimes I just feel like giving up, because I know I won't remember it anyway.

Joshiii_Kun, you're suggesting yourself in a negative way. confused Dreams are very easy to remember and most of the people who tried increased greatly their dream recall in less than a week.
The Lawnmower wrote:
Anyway, I was wondering it is really necessary to keep a DJ.

Yes it is. If you don't keep a DJ, it generally means that:
1) you're not very interested in your dreams.
2) you lack motivation cause you don't make the first effort which is required.


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The Lawnmower
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PostPosted: Fri 07 Jul, 2006  Reply with quote

Oh I'm interested in them (and motivated), I'm just not very interested in writing about them.

I started a DJ none the less, but I'm not sure if it's helping, though. My DR was at least one (sometimes two) per night before starting a DJ and keeping a DJ hasn't made it increase or help me remember better. Yet (it's only been a couple of days).
Perhaps I should keep an electronic or online DJ because that is much more my thing.


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Elias
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PostPosted: Fri 07 Jul, 2006  Reply with quote

Since I started to try and recall my dreams, I have recalled at least one every night. smile

It's all about focusing first thing you do when you wake up. :D


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Joshiii_Kun
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PostPosted: Wed 12 Jul, 2006  Reply with quote

Okay, I bought a journal, and I've actually been able to remember dreams more often! There are days that I don't remember anything, and there are days that I remember up to six dreams. It's pretty cool.
I keep missing all the reality checks though. Last night was so obvious, but I never noticed. I had to infiltrate some building to get something, and some people quickly built a wall to stop me, but I just kept running towards the wall, and I said "Heh, who said I can't walk through walls?" and I ran right through the wall as if I was a ghost.
That one was so obvious, if only I was more aware! Funny how walking through walls seemed so natural :D


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secretsquirrel
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PostPosted: Thu 13 Jul, 2006  Reply with quote

i hardly ever remember my dreams unless they are extremely vivid

but i do remember fellings i had felt like sorrow and happiness

i think thats a step closer to remembering my dreams or at least get some snapshots of them

usually when im asleep in cars this happens but not in my bed




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secretsquirrel
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does anyone have any good ideas on dream recall
PostPosted: Thu 13 Jul, 2006  Reply with quote

other than the ones mentioned on the site

i finally remembered something well idk if it was a real something but i woke up with the ghostbuster theme song stuck in my head

its been forever since my last remembered dream

like i guess in june

i remember dreams alot better in the car than anywhere else

<mod>moved your topic into the BIG remembering dreams topic, you are bound to find some tips in here wink </mod>


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