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Do You Remember Your Dreams?

Part of the reason I love going to sleep is because I love to dream. I tend to have really lengthy, vivid ones. They're often about people in my life who are important to me, both dead and alive. I love when I have dreams about my past or about my future.

Sometimes my dreams take place in familiar places like in my parents' house, or really bizarre settings like underwater. My dreams are usually very pleasant, but occasionally I'll wake up frantic or scared. Since dreams contain subconscious thoughts, I love to analyze them and think about what they might mean to my life.

Everyone dreams, but not everyone remembers them. So tell me: Do you remember your dreams? Do you ever have recurring dreams where you dream about the same thing? Do you think your dreams help you figure out problems or give you insights into your life?

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lovelie lovelie 9 years
I always seem to remember my dreams. Many times, I will dream that I am doing something that needs to be done in real life. One that I remember was paying my cable bill, I knew that I had to do it and when I woke up I couldn't remember if I had actually paid it or if it was just my dream. Weird.
whatthew00t whatthew00t 9 years
It's very rare that I actually have dreams. But when I dream, my dreams are 1) glimpses into the future or 2) extremely bizarre dreams that make illogical sense. I had a dream a few years ago about my desk in my dorm. I remember feeling weirded out. I realized my dream came true when I saw how much my desk is a mess :p and compared it to my dream. A dream I had recently was very odd. My boyfriend knocked up another girl, and she had his baby. But he called me up to say he missed me. He wouldn't have time to talk to me anymore with a new baby. It still felt like we were together, but I don't know what the deal is with the baby and the girl. The most bizarre thing was when I woke up, I felt pregnant. I'm not pregnant, but I FELT pregnant. Weird what dreams can do to you...
whatthew00t whatthew00t 9 years
It's very rare that I actually have dreams. But when I dream, my dreams are 1) glimpses into the future or 2) extremely bizarre dreams that make illogical sense. I had a dream a few years ago about my desk in my dorm. I remember feeling weirded out. I realized my dream came true when I saw how much my desk is a mess :p and compared it to my dream. A dream I had recently was very odd. My boyfriend knocked up another girl, and she had his baby. But he called me up to say he missed me. He wouldn't have time to talk to me anymore with a new baby. It still felt like we were together, but I don't know what the deal is with the baby and the girl. The most bizarre thing was when I woke up, I felt pregnant. I'm not pregnant, but I FELT pregnant. Weird what dreams can do to you...
windynini windynini 9 years
I also dream constantly. I kinda look forward to sleeping because I can't wait to see what else I'm going to be dreaming again. Although, its a bummer when you're dreaming something really nice, like dreaming with some cute guy or something, and just when you're about to kiss or do somthing, boom it ends! I wake up for some reason and I try to go to sleep again and dream the continuation of that dream, but I can't or if I do dream, its about something else! Not fair.
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 9 years
I usually remember most of my dreams! I love it because they are so weird!
Karma87 Karma87 9 years
The lucid dreams stay with me, no forgetting them, no writing them down. Usually, the dreams have someone in them that has died. I speak and they speak and the surroundings are always as clear as the conversation. They're short, only a few seconds in length, but profoundly lucid and as sharp as if I had a real conversation with a living person. I had a dream where I was talking to my mom on the phone, and we were laughing, something we did all the time when she was living. She loved her soaps and one of the last vivid dreams I had was where she appeared next to me on the couch while I was watching Y&R. I know she's happy. I know it's true. I had a best friend who sadly got involved with a bad man and drugs, and was shot to death by a police officer in '99. I never dreamt about her until last month. In the dream we were in the Rockies, looking out at the mountains. I said, "What took you so long?", and she said, "I've been talking to a teacher, and waiting for you." However it's interpreted, I felt like she finally had the opportunity, the time, or knew I really needed her or maybe she needed me again...it was good to hear her voice again after all this time, even if it was a dream.
Karma87 Karma87 9 years
The lucid dreams stay with me, no forgetting them, no writing them down. Usually, the dreams have someone in them that has died. I speak and they speak and the surroundings are always as clear as the conversation. They're short, only a few seconds in length, but profoundly lucid and as sharp as if I had a real conversation with a living person. I had a dream where I was talking to my mom on the phone, and we were laughing, something we did all the time when she was living. She loved her soaps and one of the last vivid dreams I had was where she appeared next to me on the couch while I was watching Y&R. I know she's happy. I know it's true. I had a best friend who sadly got involved with a bad man and drugs, and was shot to death by a police officer in '99. I never dreamt about her until last month. In the dream we were in the Rockies, looking out at the mountains. I said, "What took you so long?", and she said, "I've been talking to a teacher, and waiting for you." However it's interpreted, I felt like she finally had the opportunity, the time, or knew I really needed her or maybe she needed me again...it was good to hear her voice again after all this time, even if it was a dream.
melda melda 9 years
i remember sometimes but not always and i don't like to think about my dreams or i try not to remember
sarahbeee sarahbeee 9 years
Sometimes I remember and others I wake up totally blank. Last night, I had the most awesome sex dream ever, and I NEVER have sex dreams!
-Maryan- -Maryan- 9 years
I remember most of them and I always write them on my notebook, it's fun!...and I dream a lot
Luckystar11311 Luckystar11311 9 years
I'm totally into dream analysis! I believe dreams are a way for our subconscious to let loose and play while we sleep. Since we can only dream of things we know, the deep down fears that plague us have to take shape of everyday things (or as Jung would say: archetypes). Certain emotions are tied with certain kinds of dreams - that's why almost everyone has had a teeth dream, a flying/floating dream, being chased... Latley, I've been having a recurring dream of a waterfall...
Luckystar11311 Luckystar11311 9 years
I'm totally into dream analysis! I believe dreams are a way for our subconscious to let loose and play while we sleep.Since we can only dream of things we know, the deep down fears that plague us have to take shape of everyday things (or as Jung would say: archetypes). Certain emotions are tied with certain kinds of dreams - that's why almost everyone has had a teeth dream, a flying/floating dream, being chased... Latley, I've been having a recurring dream of a waterfall...
terryt18 terryt18 9 years
If you realize you're dreaming while you are actually dreaming, it's called lucid dreaming. Then you can control your dreams, although the realization will many times wake you up first. There are techniques for becoming a lucid dreamer. Google it. I used to be a better lucid dreamer when I was younger. I almost always realized it and subsequently began to control my dreams. It was fun, and helpful to a certain extent.If you want to remember your dreams throughout the day, write down as much detail as you remember right away after you wake up. I dream a lot, and remember a lot, but sometimes just as quickly forget them if I don't write them down. The other night I had a really cool, vivid dream about zombies. It was kind of like that movie 28 days later or whatever, but we were in a hotel and the zombies were fast and gross with pointy slimy yellow teeth. Freaked me out a little, but I love those dreams. It's a relief to wake up and find you were dreaming. Studies show most people do dream, just not everyone can remember them. Most vivid dreaming occurs in REM sleep, but dreaming can occur in any sleep stage.A dream is a wish your heart makes. :)
terryt18 terryt18 9 years
If you realize you're dreaming while you are actually dreaming, it's called lucid dreaming. Then you can control your dreams, although the realization will many times wake you up first. There are techniques for becoming a lucid dreamer. Google it. I used to be a better lucid dreamer when I was younger. I almost always realized it and subsequently began to control my dreams. It was fun, and helpful to a certain extent. If you want to remember your dreams throughout the day, write down as much detail as you remember right away after you wake up. I dream a lot, and remember a lot, but sometimes just as quickly forget them if I don't write them down. The other night I had a really cool, vivid dream about zombies. It was kind of like that movie 28 days later or whatever, but we were in a hotel and the zombies were fast and gross with pointy slimy yellow teeth. Freaked me out a little, but I love those dreams. It's a relief to wake up and find you were dreaming. Studies show most people do dream, just not everyone can remember them. Most vivid dreaming occurs in REM sleep, but dreaming can occur in any sleep stage. A dream is a wish your heart makes. :)
My-Opinion My-Opinion 9 years
I love to dream! For years I have been studying how to remember, analyze, and even be in control in my dreams., and now I can! DearSugar if you ever need any help on analyzing just let me know! tip: take a whiff or two of Rosemary before you go to bed and your dream will so vivid and very colorful!
My-Opinion My-Opinion 9 years
I love to dream! For years I have been studying how to remember, analyze, and even be in control in my dreams., and now I can! DearSugar if you ever need any help on analyzing just let me know! tip: take a whiff or two of Rosemary before you go to bed and your dream will so vivid and very colorful!
Vexedlovely Vexedlovely 9 years
I remember them all they let me know what is on my mind. It is great because sometimes i don't allow my self to process things...and it is addressed in my dreams and then i know i need to handle it.Also, i swear dreams reveal the intentions of other people toward us in our lives. hhhmm....
Vexedlovely Vexedlovely 9 years
I remember them all they let me know what is on my mind. It is great because sometimes i don't allow my self to process things...and it is addressed in my dreams and then i know i need to handle it. Also, i swear dreams reveal the intentions of other people toward us in our lives. hhhmm....
mrskrismendoza mrskrismendoza 9 years
I almost always remember my dreams. =]
Marci Marci 9 years
Sometimes I remember my dreams, and my fiance and I love to analyze them. We have all kinds of books and pick them apart.
Marci Marci 9 years
Sometimes I remember my dreams, and my fiance and I love to analyze them. We have all kinds of books and pick them apart.
designergirl designergirl 9 years
Oh yeah, I guess also that I'm that small percentage that are lucid dreamers. Most of the time, I can change my dreams if they aren't going the way I want to.
designergirl designergirl 9 years
I have really odd recurring dreams of a house- maybe that's an indication I should go ahead with my plans to become an architect? I usually only remember frightening dreams, though. Last week I dreamed that someone was breaking into my house. Once I woke up, I couldn't go to sleep for hours!
designergirl designergirl 9 years
I have really odd recurring dreams of a house- maybe that's an indication I should go ahead with my plans to become an architect? I usually only remember frightening dreams, though. Last week I dreamed that someone was breaking into my house. Once I woke up, I couldn't go to sleep for hours!
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