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      Dream recall: 4+ weeks and no luck

      Hi there. Iíve been reading the forums for a while now, but this is my first post.

      Iíve been working on dream recall for a little over 4 weeks using a dream journal and setting intent and I donít have much to show for it. The most I got was one dream a night for four nights on the third week. On the fourth week it was only two nights. My dream recall is pretty terrible and doesnít look like itís getting any better. Is there any way to induce lucid dreams without needing a reliable dream recall Ėespecially one that doesnít use any kind of intent setting or autosuggestion? I just donít seem to have any luck with those.
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      I don't know how your trying to recall them, but last night I set my stereo to wake me up every hour and a half after 5 hours of sleep, and this worked for me. I normally don't remember dreams that I have during the night, mostly twords the morning. And welcome, I'm pretty new here too.

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      you can have a lucid dream without having good dream recall, only you probably wont remember it, so whats the point?

      what works for me is just saying over and over again, "i will remember my dreams, i will remember my dreams" i say this and really focus on what im saying. im sure you know of the different techniques and everything. just keep trying and dont give up, good luck
      "A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world."
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      Go to the Lucid Aids forum and download the recall MP4, lots of people said that they had success with it, the lucid MP4 too.

      Here's how to bring back your dreams: Once you wake up go back to bed and just lay there with you eyes closed. This is similar to WILDing, but comes much faster. the body thinks that it's going back to sleep so it turns the dream memory back on and you will be able to remember your last dream and maybe some of the earlier ones too.

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      Why dont you try eating Banana?
      It contain vitamin B6 i think? and helps people to achive dream easily.

      Dream recalling is a pain in the ass because when i first started, i didnt set my alarm at any period whatsover because i wanted know how long does my body take to enter REM sleeping cycle.

      I did failed to recall any dream at first but i managed to catch a few glimps such as colors.
      You have heard this a thousand times. Put a notebook near you and whenever you wake up from a dream, dont get up, stay there for a few second and ask yourself, 'what did i dreamt about?' Grab the notebook and jot down whatever you can remember, names,color, sounds,shapes and more.

      I've had quite a success with it that i dont really need to write it down now...unless if i have a multiple dream that day.

      Take Care.

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      Hey there,

      Several more suggestions:

      - Make sure you get enough sleep. An exhausted body leads to very deep sleep, which makes dream recall harder

      - Make sure you wake up in a calm, silent enviroment. If your kids or your dog wake you every morning, or a radio with a newscaster making announcements, your mind will immediately be kickstarted into paying attention to your waking surroundings again, and this will make remembering dreams much harder.

      - On that same vein, many people wake up and immediately start thinking about their day 'today I have to do this, I cant forget to do this, oh tonight I have to go there'. Teach yourself not to do this. Delay thinking about your day until your out of bed. In bed, think about dreams instead.

      - Don't try too hard! It sounds paradoxically, but you can get so hung up on trying to remember you're dreams, that you're actually focussed on 'remembering your dreams', rather then focussed on your dreams themselves. Relax, clear your mind, let the dreams come naturally.

      - If nothing comes, try thinking of previous dreams, see if there are recurring elements in the dreams you do remember. If there are recurring elements, maybe you dreamt about these things tonight to. It can help recover a memory.

      - Be patient. Work with the dreams you do recall. And appreciate dreams for what they are themselves. If you're looking at them simply as a means to get lucid, you're not really paying attention to your dreams, anymore then you're paying attention to the tool in your hand while you're trying to fix a car. Be interested in your dreams, even the normal non lucid ones.

      Anyways, just some suggestions from the top of my head. Hope it helps!

      -Redrivertears-

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      Hey CQB,

      I realise how frustrating you must feel from all of this, not being able to remember much can be frustrating, but its only frustrating if you make it frustrating, the past week or so i've had pretty rubbish recall and the past 3 nights its shot up and i remember alot more, whats with that? Recall can be rather unpredictable, but a good way to tell whats killing it is maybe by checking your stress levels or whats on your mind, just try and clear your mind, feel confident about the following night, and also realise that its not the end of the world if you wake up remembering only the tiniest of details, after all, you could remember nothing at all, keep it up, things will pick up eventually!


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      Couple of suggestions from me. And a few questions.

      - How much sleep are you getting?
      - Do you drink or spoke weed before bed?
      - Has your recall always been bad?

      I would try getting about 8 hours sleep, your longest REM period is after about 6 hours sleep, you do have shorter REM periods before this but your best chance of recalling would be at this 6 hour point. If your getting 8-9 hours sleep, try setting an alarm after 6 and a half to 7 hours sleep to see if you racall any dreams from here, snooze your alarm for say 15 minutes and then fall back to sleep, you should slip back into REM and dream and when your alarm goes off again recall what dreams you had then repeat. This should get your mind workinging on recalling your dreams and since you are awaking from REM sleep rather than other cycles were dreams are almost non existant you should remember them

      Also try to avoid alcohol and drugs before bed. Although Alcohol can help others. Maybe eat somethign with Vitamin B6 too as this can Aid your dreams and you might have more chance remembering them.

      Hope this helps

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      Oh, I know how annoying this can be. I was much the same when I first started to lucid dream

      Unfortunately I can't really suggest anything other than what the prior posters have identified to help. You cold try a B6 supplement, but you really don't want to get defendant on it for dream recall. Keep at your dream journal and try not to be discouraged (possibly easier said than done, but remember we're here to help and encourage you), good dream recall will come, it can just take a while sometimes.

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      Thanks for all the support. I never thought Iíd get this many replies.

      Iíve started taking 200 milligrams of vitamin B6 for the past 2 nights and remembered parts of 2 separate dreams on the first night. Thatís a record for me. I normally remember between 0 and 2 dreams a year.
      The peacemaking meeting scheduled for today has been canceled due to a conflict.

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      Smile Hi, we have same experiences..

      Quote Originally Posted by CQB View Post
      Thanks for all the support. I never thought Iíd get this many replies.

      Iíve started taking 200 milligrams of vitamin B6 for the past 2 nights and remembered parts of 2 separate dreams on the first night. Thatís a record for me. I normally remember between 0 and 2 dreams a year.
      Hi Bro, I too have remembered almost 0 dreams a year hehe, by the way, how was your dream today?

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      Quote Originally Posted by CQB View Post
      Thanks for all the support. I never thought Iíd get this many replies.

      Iíve started taking 200 milligrams of vitamin B6 for the past 2 nights and remembered parts of 2 separate dreams on the first night. Thatís a record for me. I normally remember between 0 and 2 dreams a year.
      Hey, i'm glad the B6 is working for you but may i recommend that you do not rely on it completely, try to move off it because at the end of the day it is you who needs to remember the dreams, you can't rely on something to do it for you. Just please don't rely on vitamins and things to do it for you!


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