Re: Sex vs. sleep

Gina Miller (
Sat, 3 Jul 1999 17:04:19 -0700

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 to create)
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://>
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>Gina "Nanogirl" Miller
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