Can’t Remember Your Dreams? Tips To Help

By Dominica


Last Updated: March 30, 2021

Dream experts state that everyone dreams. Even those that can’t remember their dreams are said to experience dreaming when they are in deep sleep.

How often do you remember your dreams? Does it come easy for you to remember or do you forget them most of the time?

The ability to remember dreams varies and some people can remember most dreams, while others cannot remember anything.

Good news is that there are things you can do to help you better remember every dream. You simply have to train your brain to start remembering details.

Here are some tips to help you remember your dreams:

The Window

To remember your dreams, you must train your brain to remember little details. One way you can do this is by looking out your window every day and focusing on everything you see. After you have studied your surroundings for a few minutes, take a notebook and write it all down.

If you saw green and orange leaves, write that down. What kinds of trees?  What other colors did you see? Did you see a squirrel? Birds? Write down every detail you can think of.  If you’ll get in the habit of doing this daily, you’re training your brain to notice little details. This will help you remember more details about your dreams at night.

Remember Every Day

Many people have a hard time remembering what they did yesterday or even last week. This is because you typically do not focus on every little thing you do throughout the day. If someone asks you what you did last Friday night, most people just tell them the highlight of their day, such as going to the movies, shopping, or going bowling.

What about everything else you did that day? You may have taken a shower, brushed your hair, brushed your teeth, shaved, eaten a delicious dinner, and so on. One trick to remembering your dreams is by writing down everything you do throughout the day. Journal your thoughts and actions. This will also help your brain remember little details, which in turn helps you remember your dreams.

Positive Thinking

To better remember your dreams, believe that you can remember. Try writing down what you want and why. You could write something like, “I will remember every dream because I want to,” or “My brain is capable of remembering every dream because I have trained it to do so.”

Repeat these positive affirmations every day and believe that you will indeed remember your dreams vividly.

Record Your Dreams

Put a notebook by your bed and as soon as you wake up, record what you remember about your dreams. Even if it’s just a couple things you remember, write it down. You must get in the habit of recording your dreams, because as you do, you’re far more apt to start remembering them in better detail.

You can also audio record them using your mobile phone.

Speak To Your Subconscious

Just before you fall asleep, tell your subconscious, “I will remember my dreams tonight”. Say it several times. As you do, you’re giving your subconscious the message loud and clear that you intend to dream and remember your dreams.

Interpreting Your Dreams

Do you ever wonder what your dreams mean?  Have you ever woken up and wondered why you dreamed about so and so or about an event that happened in childhood? What do dreams mean anyway?

Here are some easy tips that you can use to begin interpreting your dreams.

Write Every Detail

As I mentioned, it’s a great idea to keep a notebook and pen beside your bed so that you can write down your dreams when you wake up.  If you don’t do it right away, chances are that you’ll forget within a few hours or by the end of the day.  The dreams don’t have to make sense in order to write them down. In fact, many won’t. Just write down as many details as you can.


After you’ve written the details of your dream, jot down a short summary or key words about the dream.  For example, if you were super scared during your dream, write down “fear”.  As you go throughout the day, if you think of a different word or phrase, record that as well.

Keep Track And Compare It To Your Life

Keep track of your nightly dreams and compare them to your life.  Do you see a theme? Are you dreaming about a robber coming into your house? Perhaps in your life you’re feeling violated in some way or that you have no privacy.  Are you dreaming about your childhood? Perhaps you’ve got some inner childhood conflict that is surfacing and beckoning you to review.  Take some time to contemplate your dreams and write down any correlations that come to mind.

Ask For Help

There are some dream interpreters that can help you gain some revelation about your dreams, so don’t be afraid to ask them for help.  Take some time for meditation as well during the day, as silence and reflection time can help your subconscious and conscious mind be more in tune.

Dreams can represent many different things in life. Dream interpretation experts believe that the subconscious mind will try to communicate with us during our dream time. So, by writing down your dreams, you may be able to decipher messages about your life that you’d never know otherwise.

If you’re not dreaming much, perhaps you’re not getting enough sleep.  Be sure to get adequate hours of sleep each night and go ahead and sleep and dream like a little baby.

Hopefully, these tips will help you start remembering your dreams better and give you some key insights about your life. You never know what messages might come through that can help you out on your life journey.


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