Forgetting a dream involves movement, if one jumps quickly out of bed and
into the day, the dream tends to become lost. Take your time upon waking,
lie there a moment and recall the dream, pehaps in a dream journal. I have
tried this myself, and it works. Although I have also found myself recalling
dreams from days ago or the previous night when I lay down to GO to sleep.
I have to admit though, I have very vivid dreams, and in my childhood have
walked downstairs, eaten pillows and took showers with my clothes on. Since
puberty these problems have regressed, well completely disappeared, I stay
in bed and am left with colourful realistic dreams instead. They are so
strong that I often think about them thrughout the day, or connect them to
another dream later. Someone on the list mentioned getting work done in
their dreams. I have dreamt of things that I have woken up with a vision of
some new gadget or item in my dream, that I've never seen before and have
drawn in out. (and I've thought was a good idea, however out of my ability
I've gotten some responses about my late to bed and late to rise comment. One of them was that perhaps it is genetic. I have thought about this, because going to bed late has given rise to people fussing at me, implying that this is intentional. I do work at home on my computer, so there is no interference with a job. However sometimes, at meetings etc. I hate getting up early and am warped throughout the whole thing. (I've decided from now on, I'll show up late)
But I have heard myself say, my internal alarm clock is screwed up and have given this some thought.
I've asked around and came up with a theory (purely unscientific of course), I was born at 12:30 at night and several of my friends with the same problem were also. While others born early in the morning fall asleep at the drop of a hat. It may be crazy, but just a thought. If I was living in some land, four hours later then here, I'd have perfect sleeping habits!
The other problem with dreams is remembering them. Dreams go into temporary
>memory and are not usually recorded into long term memory. It is like when
>you are driving down the road and pass many cars. You don't think about
>them and don't remember them later. This is because the conscious mind
>filters everything and only records the important stuff. Dreams are
>determined to be unimportant, so they fade away quickly. To remember your
>dreams, you need to recount the dream to yourself as soon as you wake up.
>Try to remember every detail in order as it happened. If you do this, your
>conscious awake mind takes note of the information, and it will be
>remembered as an important conscious waking thought.
>Harvey Newstrom <mailto://firstname.lastname@example.org>
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