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      dream journal problems

      Hey everyone. I have been having problems for a month with my dream journal. When I wake up I can't even remember my dream. It just goes away and no matter how long i lay in bed and try to think about it I can't get it. The first couple weeks i started my dream journal again i could write a whole page dedicated to one dream. Now i can't do any lol. It's extremely frustrating and idk what to do.

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      Heya, let me give you some tips on Dream Journals. First, make it look really pretty and cool, so let your inner self feel comfortable writing dreams in it, it helps very little, but we all know Tesco's motto, every little helps! (think that's it anyway)

      Secondly, keywords, how long is it before you start forgetting? Because when you wake up, if you write down keywords, one, they help you naturally remember your dream better without having to write down a whole page of your dream which is what I hated having to do. And two, if you do forget, you'll remember once you look at the words.

      Third tip, when you wake up, keep completely still, this will allow your mind to remember your dreams more easily. Rehearse explaining the dream in your head, that's what I do, makes it all easier to stay, that's when I write down the keywords, when I'm completely sure I've got the dream and won't forget in between that time and writing down the keywords. But if you're writing keywords, try not to make it last too long before you type it up or write it down, because for that, it requires more keywords than normal, because after a few hours your mind will forgot the source of the dream and you will have to focus on what you remembered from information memory and not from the dream itself, if you get me. So that's why you need to write down more keywords than normal if you plan on writing or typing it later on in the day.

      Fourth tip, if your recall is really that bad, start off by guessing when you're in your dream, and set your alarm to wake you up in the middle of the dream, so then you can remember it more easily. But that is only if you're really desperate, for an easier time with this, see this guide for what I'm talking about - Click

      Actually, you know what? That isn't a bad idea at all, try WBTB if you want, it's an alright technique, helps you will recall and lucid dreaming together.

      Fifth tip, just practice and wait. It differs how quickly or slowly your recall increases, don't worry about it! It may take some time but it will be worth it.

      Sixth tip, believe! If you're having bad luck, don't let it turn into a Placebo. Basically, don't let it get to you because the mind is sensitive to believing what deep down you think, so it's important to know you will remember your dream. If anyone else wants to make that sound more clear, maybe a Dream Guide could help me out with that one?

      Oh and by the way, feel free to check out the online Dream Journals section which is here - Click

      Hope I'll helped mate!

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      Isn't it funnyhow mornings are like mad dash races to the edream journnal to keep the d ream fresh in your head. Its like we have some guy in our head erasingn bits and peices every second we spend awake.

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      i was having this problem too. i wake up in the night and try to tight the dream down. it was easier at first than it is now.

      what is the problem with lights. the guide said write in the dark but i don't know if i'd be able to read my journal afterward. is there any ind of light that bothers your eyes less.

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      Ah darn. Jdead already posted all the good tips.

      *thinks really hard for a new tip to add*

      OH! If you don't already, you should try to get to bed and wake up at the same time every day. A fairly consistent block of sleep can help a lot in dream recall.

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      Like JD already said, I think you should make sure you are waking up directly from a dream. Your current sleep schedule may have you waking up from deep sleep instead of REM sleep.

      Do you affirm to yourself before bed to wake up after every dream and write it down? I always recall my best dreams in the middle of the night, not after my alarm in the morning.

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      Quote Originally Posted by buffalosoldr View Post
      Hey everyone. I have been having problems for a month with my dream journal. When I wake up I can't even remember my dream. It just goes away and no matter how long i lay in bed and try to think about it I can't get it. The first couple weeks i started my dream journal again i could write a whole page dedicated to one dream. Now i can't do any lol. It's extremely frustrating and idk what to do.
      well are you waking up and saying oh i have to remeber that and then go back to sleep? because that is your problem right there but if not i don't know what else to do sorry!
      "Next time your eating a Reese's and some guy named Reese comes up to you and says let me have that. You better give it to him. I'm sorry Reese, I didn't think I would ever run into you." - Mitch Hedberg

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      Try to think where you were last. Because you are not often aware that you are dreaming, then if you had a very realistic dream you might not be completely aware it was your dream. It sounds dumb reading it, but its happened to me, and if you think back its possible you could remember. Also think of what was on your mind the night before, part of that might have been transferred to your dream and could help you remember the rest.

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