Struggling to recall dreams upon waking up

Struggling to recall dreams upon waking up2018-06-22T16:20:54-05:00


Hello there Robert I am wondering if you can help me with some tips for helping me with my dream recall because for the last 2 weeks I have waken up struggling to remember my dreams at most I would remember one dream can you give me some insight thanks love you work.

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Hi Andrew,
Just responded to Chris on this same subject (but his dream recall had risen to 5 to 7 dreams a week, and your’s seems much less).
For people with almost no dream recall, I ask them to do this:  Look at your pre-sleep life.
How much sleep do you get?
What’s the first thing that you do or think when you spontaneously wake?  (If it is, ‘Need to look at my phone and see if anyone’s texted me?’ — then you can see why you do not recall dreams — your first thought simply has to be ‘What was I just dreaming?’ or the dreams will evaporate from your mind in 30 seconds.)
Do you take sleeping pills, smoke substances or drink alcohol in the few hours before sleep?  All of this can simply harm dreaming, and dream recall.
Have you had a scary or frightful dream, and since that night, found it difficult to recall dreams?  Sometimes, a nightmare will make us consciously or unconsciously ‘stop’ dream recall for a period.
….  Anyway, you get my basic idea.  Look at your pre-sleep life.  Make changes.  And when you wake, first thing to think, ‘What was I just dreaming?’ — then make some notes in your dream journal.
Best wishes!

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