How often do you remember your dreams after waking up? If you have no problems remembering dreams, then you can only envy. But usually many people do not remember their dreams in the morning, and this does not mean that they do not see them, just after waking up they seem to disappear from memory. The development of the skill of remembering dreams is one of the main things in working with dreams, after which you can move on to lucid dreams. So how do you learn to remember your dreams?
Observe sleep mode
You should not save on a dream, it is not only harmful to health, but also knocks down the cycle of dreams. For a normal full sleep you need to sleep at least 7-8 hours a day. A few hours before bedtime, you should not exercise, do active work, let your body relax and tune in to sleep.
Dreams come to us during the period of REM sleep. This phase is called BDG (rapid eye movement), since it is in this phase that the eyes move most quickly. Generally there are several phases of sleep. The period of the first phase lasts up to 10 minutes and is called the slow phase. During the slow phase, the person is already falling asleep, but he still does not fully understand that he is sleeping. Sleep begins to slowly move to the second phase. This phase is called the period of the lung, or slow sleep too. In the second phase, involuntary muscle contractions can occur, and it lasts up to 20 minutes. Then comes the period of the third and fourth phases. In these phases, the deepest sleep and they last about 30-45 minutes.
Then the phases go in the reverse order, that is, from 4 to 3 and up to phase 2. The second phase is followed by the BDG phase, during which dreams come to us. The BDG phase lasts from five minutes to half an hour, then the phases are repeated again. That is, if we add up the time of these phases, it turns out that we can see dreams approximately 70-80 minutes after falling asleep. The whole cycle passes each time in different ways, but usually 1-2 hours is enough for it to complete. For example, if we sleep eight hours per night, the cycle will have time to change 4 or more times. And in each cycle we see dreams, only we remember better those that were seen in the last phase. We see many dreams during the night, but there is an interesting fact that in the most recent periods that we can remember, dreams are the longest - up to an hour, but if you sleep less than 6 hours per night, then you just miss the last longest dream phase.
You ask, why do I even need dreams? We need dreams not only because it is a very exciting activity, but also because it is the key to our own self-knowledge and improvement.
Keep a dream diary
Now, when you set yourself a sleep mode, you can see bright and full-fledged dreams. It's time to make a diary of dreams. To keep track of all your dreams, you need to set the alarm for four and a half hours after falling asleep. You will wake up exactly at the moment when you see the last dream and can write it down. So you can most fully track your dreams and keep track of them not only in the phase before waking up, and without an alarm clock you just will not remember these dreams. Do not be afraid of the fact that you can not sleep, the body is not fully recovered from sleep quickly go into the world of dreams, in extreme cases, 10 minutes is enough for you to get back into the world of dreams.
Next to the bed, put a notebook and a pen, and immediately after the alarm clock, try to write down everything that you remember. Maybe nothing will be remembered, it means that you still have not dreamed anything, close your eyes and tune in to the pleasant dream that you want to see. Set the alarm signal in an hour and a half, and then try again to remember your dreams. And so on until you become clearly aware of and remember your dreams.
Now about how to record dreams. Do not write a whole book about your adventures in a dream. Starting to record in some detail, you can lose the very essence of the plot. Highlight a few highlights of your dream and record them as phrases or words. Suppose a call, trip, meeting, jump, chase, well, on. Now, having written down these words, begin to expand them and supplement them with new details, so the whole dream plot will be gradually restored.
Relaxation before bed
If before going to bed we spend some time thinking about something pleasant and relax, then the chances of remembering your sleep will increase significantly. The more we concentrate on one thing, the better we can do it, and if you think about which dreams you want to see before going to sleep, your subconscious mind will tune in to colorful dreams, and after waking up it will be easier to remember them. It is best to relax a few hours before bedtime and try not to think about things that you feel unpleasant or worried about.
Reception of herbs for memorizing dreams
There are drinks with herbs that can make watching your dreams longer and more vivid, which means you can easily remember them. For this purpose, suitable grass such as Kalea Zakatechichi. It is often used for awareness in a dream, but it can also be used for memorization. The use of this herb leaves deep enough memories and actively affects the memory. This herb can be purchased at the pharmacy. It is believed that Kalea Zakatechichi affects the psyche, but it does not have any harmful effects and side effects. Using this grass, do not forget that this is not a completely natural way of working with your dreams and you should not use it all the time, but, nevertheless, you can open your own way to the world of dreams and only then independently train your abilities.
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Memorizing your dreams will help you to get to know your abilities and to master various dream practice. Get a dream diary and try to write your dreams into it at least every other day. Practice it for a month and it will become your daily habit. Over time, you will begin to remember every detail of sleep, and after waking up you will not be difficult to restore the plot of dreams.