Why You Are Unable to Remember Your Dreams, Revealed

Do you ever wake up in the morning and find your partner telling you all about their dream? If so, do you remember your dreams? Many of us do not. And for that reason, it can seem strange when someone can tell you about some crazy conversation or unrealistic happening in their dream. 

Dreams are typically foggy and hazy when you wake up, but the quality of your sleep can determine how good your ability to remember dreams are. The quality of the REM sleep you get determines how good – or bad – those dreams are going to be.

Various factors can inhibit your ability to get a good level of REM sleep. Do you go to bed stressed? Then that might be playing a key role in your lack of dreams. A stressed brain cannot shut off enough to enter into proper REM sleep.

Another reason could be the food that you eat. If you are eating the wrong kind of diet – a diet that has limited fruit, vegetables, fiber, and vegetable oils – then your body is not prepared for a good quality of sleep at night. Changing your diet to include more of the above could increase your chances of a dream-worthy sleep. 

A common reason for a lack of REM sleep, though, comes from factors like snoring and sleep apnea. If you are unable to sleep at night or at least enter into a restful state, you cannot reach REM sleeping cycles. This is important to note, and if snoring/sleep apnea is the main cause of your issues you should probably seek out a doctor to see what they can do to assist.

How do I dream more?

If you want to break the cycle, then you need to change how you go about your lifestyle. For one, change your diet and see if that helps. Change your sleeping pattern, too. Make sure you get the right amount of sleep at night as well. Get some exercise later on in the day/evening so that you do not go to bed with needless energy keeping you awake.

If you want to remember your dreams more, start writing them down as soon as you wake up. This is a good little way to awaken the brain, and it gets your creativity flowing. When you enjoy that morning brew of tea/coffee, write down what you recall of your ream – you might surprise yourself with what comes to the fore when you think with clarity!