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#1    Supermanfan77

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Posted 27 June 2008 - 08:48 PM



Hey guys, anyone out there, can help me on this?   I am having trouble dreaming,  when I go to sleep at night, I don't dream, its pitch black, either that, or I can't remember my dreams?   anyone out there who can help me?   thanks, in advance.


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Posted 27 June 2008 - 08:52 PM

try eating a sour pickle and a tablespoon of mustard before going to bed for a couple nights?


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Posted 27 June 2008 - 08:54 PM

I have the same problem, I used to have vivid dreams when I was younger, but not so often now. Maybe 2 a year.

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Posted 27 June 2008 - 09:04 PM

Some people do not remember their dreams at all; although everyone does dream...your brain automatically goes into that dream state several times a night whether you remember the dreams or not...

I have no idea how to change patterns to allow for recall of dreams to occur that you are having...I have never heard of anyone changing their sleep habits so they could recall all of their dreams...it is a good question though...

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Posted 27 June 2008 - 11:34 PM

Go to bed with a clear mind. That helped me dream. And as soon as you remember a dream, write it down. This is important in helping you remember more and more dreams.


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Posted 27 June 2008 - 11:41 PM

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I have no idea how to change patterns to allow for recall of dreams to occur that you are having... I have never heard of anyone changing their sleep habits so they could recall all of their dreams

All of them is a tall order. But people who make an effort to journal their dreams often succeed, remembering at least something most nights. It may take a few nights to get started.

Most dream memories slip away quickly, so maybe the journaling task reminds folks to try to recall what they can first thing upon waking, which is your best chance.

(Hi, sumthingnice: you don't have to do anything except sleep in order to dream, which is a lucky thing for a muddy minded type like me. It's the remembering that's tricky, not the doing.)

Edited by eight bits, 27 June 2008 - 11:41 PM.

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Posted 27 June 2008 - 11:42 PM

I think fluffy is correct in that you are more likely just not remembering them .

I  was told by my grannie  that if you hold a silver spoon in your hand over a plate as you fall asleep you will drop the spoon thus making a noise and waking you up . at which point due to the sudden awakening you will remember the dream you just had . not sure if it works i could never be bothered lugging the cutlery up too bed  unsure.gif she also said that after doing this for a while it became a habit of sorts too just automatically remember them . Its kinda like brain training i guess . You never know it could work .. she kept a whole dream diary using this method when something was worrying her . so may be worth a shot . original.gif

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Posted 28 June 2008 - 02:25 AM

Fluffybunny is very correct.  Everyone dreams, several times a night, but not everyone remembers them.  I'm fortunate, I remember 2-3 dreams a night, which are more like nightmares to most people, but I think I've gotten used to it.  I have come to love dreaming, its like watching several movies in one night.   happy.gif


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Posted 28 June 2008 - 02:31 AM

I have heard that keeping your eyes closed when you wake can help to remember dreams. When your eyes open it floods your brain with info, and its sorta "out with the old, in with the new" kinda thing. grin2.gif  I haven't bothered to try it, but I just might. And you all are probably correct that I'm just not remembering my dreams. I'll try to remember them and see if I can write them down in a journal or something. thumbsup.gif

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Posted 28 June 2008 - 03:06 AM

eight bits on Jun 27 2008, 04:41 PM, said:

(Hi, sumthingnice: you don't have to do anything except sleep in order to dream, which is a lucky thing for a muddy minded type like me. It's the remembering that's tricky, not the doing.)

Sorry, I wasn't clear. I meant keep a clear mind in order to remember your dreams.


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Posted 30 June 2008 - 03:48 AM

Slave2Fate on Jun 28 2008, 03:31 AM, said:

I have heard that keeping your eyes closed when you wake can help to remember dreams.


Is that possible? I would think that your eyes would automatically open when you wake up

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Posted 30 June 2008 - 03:48 AM

The basis to not remembering your dreams the basis foundations of self rejection, it's telling yourself not to remember, so that when you wake then you don't remember, but do know you had a dream(s). The funny thing about rejection, is what happens to people later on down the road, at the other end to such an mathematical equal sign.

So my advice is this, your mind told you to forget for a specific reason, either it be harmful to you, or that your just not fully open to infinite possiblities, that those out here in reality call, impossible. To say there are certain things in this life that are impossible, is just another way of saying, birds can't and shouldn't be able to fly, or that cows, aren't the descendants of hippos.


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Posted 30 June 2008 - 03:53 AM

deathxdealer on Jun 30 2008, 04:48 AM, said:

Is that possible? I would think that your eyes would automatically open when you wake up

Nope, the to are separate.

To the OP, you will be dreaming. Not dreaming is actually fatal after a relatively short period and would lead to insanity in the interim. You just are not remembering your dreams (as most people don't for 99% of there sleep).

Edited by Mattshark, 30 June 2008 - 03:55 AM.

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Posted 30 June 2008 - 08:47 AM

Supermanfan77 on Jun 27 2008, 01:48 PM, said:

Hey guys, anyone out there, can help me on this?   I am having trouble dreaming,  when I go to sleep at night, I don't dream, its pitch black, either that, or I can't remember my dreams?   anyone out there who can help me?   thanks, in advance.


Good for you. Don't try to remember your dreams. It won't tell any future events. Trust me, I learned the hard way.


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Posted 02 July 2008 - 04:22 PM

Yep. Journal all your dreams. And also there are home remedies that you can look up that help you dream. Old wives tales, etc. You could look up "dream spells" or something like that on Google. I think there is an herb that you can put under your pillow that is supposed to help? I'm not pagan but I'm sure if you asked one they could help you find a remedy to help you dream more. original.gif

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