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      How long does it take to get vivid dreams?

      Normally I just have regular dreams that aren't vivid at all, only maybe some parts If I focus on them. I write in a DJ every day, 2-3 dreams normally and I do SAT. Any tips on making dreams vivid without any medical supplements (don't have access to them) but normal food that makes them vivid works. All help is appreciated
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      Anything with vitamin B6 in it works... Banana+Peanut butter sandwich maybe?
      You can also try to meditate and/or read a fantasy or surreal book before you sleep, in order to clear your thoughts and make your dreams memorable.

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      Banana+Peanut, hah I've tried that before no real help but it does taste really good. And meditating I'll try that, I normally do it but just for 5 mins or so. I can't read before bed as I won't be able to concentrate (ADD)
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      Drink water before you go to bed. It helps with recall more than you think. Another thing is to try to be more mentally aware during the day. The more details you observe the more you'll observe in your dreams. ADA helps with that.
      I was so much older then, I'm younger then that now.

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      I read somewhere that it's been shown, that people who take about 15 milligrams of Melatonin, have reported vivid dreams. I usually take about that much, along with chewing a vitamin tablet or two before bed, then I tell myself before bed "I Will have a Lucid Dream, and I Will remember it in the morning."
      Saying that before bed is something I started recently, but the Melatonin and Vitamin B-6 works wonders.

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      Quote Originally Posted by HawkeyeTy View Post
      I read somewhere that it's been shown, that people who take about 15 milligrams of Melatonin, have reported vivid dreams. I usually take about that much, along with chewing a vitamin tablet or two before bed, then I tell myself before bed "I Will have a Lucid Dream, and I Will remember it in the morning."
      Saying that before bed is something I started recently, but the Melatonin and Vitamin B-6 works wonders.
      Do you take the B6 before bed also ?? how many mg?

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      Quote Originally Posted by Chrisito View Post
      Do you take the B6 before bed also ?? how many mg?
      Yes I do, the tablets I take are 7mg, sometimes I'll take 1, and sometimes I'll take two. Either way, it makes my dreams quite vivid and memorable.

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      Quote Originally Posted by HawkeyeTy View Post
      Yes I do, the tablets I take are 7mg, sometimes I'll take 1, and sometimes I'll take two. Either way, it makes my dreams quite vivid and memorable.
      shiiiit 7mg ??? the ones i take say they are 100mg???? i don't get any memorable dreams. i took 2 before bed last night with a melatonin, know i had a freaky dream at the start but can't remember shit..
      gonna try without the melatonin tonight..


      the ones i take are below...
      Chemist Warehouse - Natures Own 0230 Vitamin B6 100mg Tablets 60

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      It also helps if you have Really good dream recall, even those with extremely vivid dreams won't remember much about their dreams if they don't take the time to try recalling them.
      The vividness of dreams, I believe, works in correlation with dream recall. Because I've had vivid dreams before, but when I didn't take the time to recall and remember them, it's as if I didn't dream.

      Also, perhaps if you have done it to the point where you believe it doesn't work for you, then you're placing a placebo in your mind causing you to perceive that it does not work. Our minds, our consciousness, is basically what we believe to be true. If you believe you have powers, then you will perceive it to be true. Why else do people with hallucinations think they're real? Because they believe it. So a little belief can go a long way. Believe it will work and perhaps it will have a better chance of working for you.
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      I have started drinking one or two glasses of apple juice a few hours before going to bed (which was actually recommended on these forums) and it has worked for me. I also notice how my dreams become more vivid (or I just recall them better) as time goes by. Apple juice should also help with the vitamin B6, so taking that should have some sort of an effect, at least for me.
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      I noticed that I had some kind of shot (like an energy shot drink, except it's for sleeping) It has melatonin and htp-5 in it, which I've heard can induce more vivid dreams.
      It is called dream water. I haven't tried it yet, but I will try it tonight and post the result here on how well it worked. I may try it with 7 mg of Vitamin B6
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      Quote Originally Posted by Coen View Post
      I have started drinking one or two glasses of apple juice a few hours before going to bed (which was actually recommended on these forums) and it has worked for me. I also notice how my dreams become more vivid (or I just recall them better) as time goes by. Apple juice should also help with the vitamin B6, so taking that should have some sort of an effect, at least for me.
      I have found drinking anything over half a cup of apple juice concentrate during a morning WBTB helps me in regard to vividness in dreams. However I only use it as a 'treat' two or three times a week just in case my body gets used to it. Note these concentrates from the supermarket have a lot of sugar which should be taken into cosideration.

      I agree with HawkeyeTy regarding the correlation between vividness and dream recall. Increasing both will increase the likelyhood of an LD.
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      Quote Originally Posted by RobStar View Post
      I have found drinking anything over half a cup of apple juice concentrate during a morning WBTB helps me in regard to vividness in dreams. However I only use it as a 'treat' two or three times a week just in case my body gets used to it. Note these concentrates from the supermarket have a lot of sugar which should be taken into cosideration.

      I agree with HawkeyeTy regarding the correlation between vividness and dream recall. Increasing both will increase the likelyhood of an LD.
      Mayhaps it's something to do with the amount of sugar that helps to cause the vividness as well. Then again, the placebo affect can often come into play when it comes to what you believe will happen, and what should actually happen. Ah, the power of the mind, we know not much about it, but it will always be there, just waiting to be discovered.

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      Alright here's an update:
      As I stated before, the vividness of our dreams is only limited to our dream recall, so the first time I woke up during the night I recalled my dream and remembered it to be quite vivid, and it seemed Very real. I went back to sleep, and the next time I woke up, I did Not try to recall my dream, but I can remember enough to know that it too was vivid. So truly, the vividness of our dreams is dependent upon how well dream recall of an individual is. So my advice to anyone who reads this, taking supplements can be near useless without good dream recall. My explanation for this is merely the brain discarding dream images as useless information as soon as the person wakes up, normally people just go about their day without so much as trying to think about the dream, but those who do can tend to recall it being vivid at times.
      But to answer your Original question n00bf0rlyf3, I believe in a matter of a moth or two, after constantly using your dream journal, not only for writing down your dreams, but also for writing down what you want to dream about, you may find some good results.
      Hope this helped you!
      Happy dreaming my Dream Views friends!
      Last edited by HawkeyeTy; 06-15-2012 at 05:25 PM.

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