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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...
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 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...
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!
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.
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!
Muirnea Muirnea 9 years
I like dreaming, but I hardly ever actually remember them, and even when I do remember something it is usually just a sketchy outline of the dream, or one part of it. I wish I did remember, I would like thinking about what they meant to me. :)
ladyly5 ladyly5 9 years
I want to keep a dream journal but having to remember to actually write in it becomes a daunting task of everyday life. :D Do you believe that every dream you have has a meaning behind it and relates to something that you have been thinking about before you go to sleep?
Dawnie86 Dawnie86 9 years
I remeber them. But sometimes i wish i wouldn't. I dream not really good stuff. I usually dream about bad stuff. Like my dog get hit by a car, or to my parents happend something. I love to don't remember those dreams. But i love it when i dream great things. But i remeber everything i dream every night. Sadly.
pøt pøt 9 years
I always remember my dreams, they mean a lot to me. They often affect how i feel througout the day, and I've been analyzing my dreams ever since I was a kid. I also lucid dream a lot, and always have. Sometimes I actually feel even more tired when I wake up, because I feel like I haven't been sleeping at all, even if I'd had a full night's sleep :P I don't know, it's hard to explain. I often wake up really confused, like "What? I was just... Oh right. I was asleep!", when I'm not aware that I'm dreaming. I hate that.
girlgreen girlgreen 9 years
also i used to live in new orleans but moved before the hurricane..last night i had a very vivid dream about my old house there. i was out on my balcony looking at the sunset, which i used to do a lot when i lived there.. but then i started to notice things like our big tree in our front yard was uprooted...and other damage from the hurricane but the funny thing is, i have not been back since the hurricane so i don't really know what it looks like. strangely the dream was actually very calming and not scary or sad at all.
girlgreen girlgreen 9 years
wow this is really interesting...i love thinking/talking about my dreams. i always try to tell my bf my dreams but he isn't interested :) he says he never dreams which i find sad! anyway yes i dream a lot and remember a lot of my dreams. i still remember dreams from when i was 5 - 6 years old. i dream a lot about houses...and like ashcwebb said, whenever i dream about malls or houses it's always the same mall/house, even though i've never been there! lastly, i have been having lots of tornado dreams lately, i should go on that website that aimeeb suggested and look it up..
books-and-shoes books-and-shoes 9 years
That is VERY COOL KerryG. I think that means she is and FEELS more in control of her life and her fears. I hardly ever remember my dreams anymore. On rare occasion, I will have a particularly insightful, memorable dream that I will analyze. I used to have this recurring dream where I was desperately running to escape from something or someone. God, it went on for YEARS from my childhood into early adulthood. It was obvious to me that was symbolic of me running from my problems. When I started feeling really secure with myself, the dreams went away.
lilwildone1202 lilwildone1202 9 years
i wish i didn't remember some of my dreams-- but i usually dream vividly and can remember them almost completly
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