• Lucid Dreaming - Dream Views
    Results 1 to 7 of 7
    Like Tree1Likes
    • 1 Post By yumester

    Thread: You Forget 90% of Your Dreams Within 5 minutes of waking half of your dream is forgotten.

    1. #1
      Lurker
      Join Date
      May 2010
      Posts
      1
      Likes
      0

      You Forget 90% of Your Dreams Within 5 minutes of waking half of your dream is forgotten.

      You Forget 90% of Your Dreams Within 5 minutes of waking half of your dream is forgotten. Within 10, 90% is gone.

      Is this true??? I have seen this all over the internet. I have been trying to find a source for this fact.

    2. #2
      Banned
      Join Date
      Apr 2010
      LD Count
      85+
      Gender
      Posts
      177
      Likes
      21
      thats why you write them down right when you wake up ;D
      Loaf likes this.

    3. #3
      Banned
      Join Date
      Oct 2009
      Gender
      Location
      Nowhere
      Posts
      2,949
      Likes
      651
      DJ Entries
      45
      So true. You guys need to learn DEILD. When you wake up, if you don't move you can fall asleep in seconds back into the dream. OR you can wake up, stay still, go over your dream in your head, then write it down. I am 99% sure moving after a dream can aid in forgetting it.

    4. #4
      Member Explode's Avatar
      Join Date
      Mar 2006
      LD Count
      14
      Posts
      129
      Likes
      10
      Yeah, that sounds about right. I wouldn't say five minutes though. I'd put it more around 60 seconds unless you go over it in your head. Maybe 5 minutes if you aren't moving at all.
      Last edited by Explode; 05-22-2010 at 09:01 AM.

    5. #5
      "O" will suffice. Achievements:
      1 year registered Made lots of Friends on DV Referrer Gold Veteran First Class Populated Wall
      Oneironaut Zero's Avatar
      Join Date
      Apr 2005
      LD Count
      20+ Years Worth
      Gender
      Location
      Central Florida
      Posts
      15,964
      Likes
      4088
      DJ Entries
      114
      Quote Originally Posted by Loaf View Post
      So true. You guys need to learn DEILD. When you wake up, if you don't move you can fall asleep in seconds back into the dream. OR you can wake up, stay still, go over your dream in your head, then write it down. I am 99% sure moving after a dream can aid in forgetting it.
      This is a bit of a double-edged sword, though. If you wake up immediately after (or in the middle of) a dream, you can either get up and immediately jot down notes on that dream, or you can try DEILD. If you do DEILD, you raise the risk of forgetting everything that happened before you tried to re-enter the dream. I've lost plenty of lucids like this. But it often pays off, too, in that you can extend the length of the dream you were just in. Do whatever suits your needs, at the time.
      http://i.imgur.com/Ke7qCcF.jpg
      (Or see the very best of my journal entries @ dreamwalkerchronicles.blogspot)

    6. #6
      Member
      Join Date
      Apr 2010
      Posts
      54
      Likes
      1
      this isn't true for me
      either I already forgot even having a dream when waking up(majority of the time, only dream about once a half year), or I wake up and know only some parts of the dream and with a bit of thinking about it it gets clearer and a few hours later I know the whole dream(could ofcourse be my mind filling in the gaps, but I don't think that's it)

    7. #7
      Banned
      Join Date
      Apr 2007
      Location
      Out Chasing Rabbits
      Posts
      15,181
      Likes
      927
      Actually, unless you run through it again, you forget most of it when you first move. So always try and remember your dream when you first wake up, don't move first.

    Similar Threads

    1. Related dream causes sudden recall of forgotten dreams?
      By L33tsaber in forum General Dream Discussion
      Replies: 4
      Last Post: 05-21-2007, 06:50 PM
    2. Half awake half asleep dreams?
      By Dream_Dood in forum General Dream Discussion
      Replies: 5
      Last Post: 05-12-2007, 02:22 AM
    3. Dream journal - forgotten dreams!
      By whitby_jet in forum General Dream Discussion
      Replies: 6
      Last Post: 05-08-2007, 09:09 PM
    4. forgotten dreams
      By the real pieman in forum Lucid Experiences
      Replies: 7
      Last Post: 05-04-2006, 06:12 PM
    5. half-waking half-asleep dreams...
      By Sniper991122 in forum General Lucid Discussion
      Replies: 5
      Last Post: 04-03-2004, 12:04 AM

    Bookmarks

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •